Help me visualize future time
August 19, 2013 7:14 AM Subscribe
Help me visualize future time.
posted by stenoboy to work & money (18 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I have problems making a mental picture of what future time looks like - or, more specifically, how I can imagine it to make it work for me.
When someone says, "Can I have that by next Tuesday?" and it's Thursday, I cannot get a feeling or an image of when "next Tuesday" will be. I know mathematically that it's four days away, but all I see in my head is the word "Tuesday". Other friends of mine speak of visualizing blocks of time floating around, calendars in their heads, or even one who thinks in hours.
How do you visualize time? How do you make some connection in your head of when something should be done, the time available, and then the steps each day to make it happen (a wider question, I know, but I'm thinking of what goes on in your head).
I also have a mental block with diaries or day planners: when you see a whole week or month in front of you, again, it's hard for me to visualize time after that week or month unless I turn the page, but then the previous week/month is gone out of my head.
And what about those people who say, "Oh, yes, next Wednesday is the 25th" without even looking at a calendar. What do they have that I don't!