Update on Time-perspectives

Even though I’ve been quiet on the blog, I mostly followed-through with my goal of meditating daily throughout 2015. I fell off the wagon this year but meditation has become a welcome addition to my morning routine.

The plan was to meditate for a year and see how that changed my time-perspectives (more on this from last year’s post). Here’s a summary of my new 2016 numbers compared to my 2015 numbers and the “ideal” numbers:

Time Perspective 2016 2015 Ideal
Past Negative 2.7 2.9 2.1
Past Positive 4.1 4.1 3.7
Present Fatalism 1.9 1.7 1.7
Present Hedonism 3.3 3.1 4.3
Future 3.8 3.8 3.7
Transcendental Future 2.9 2.2 3.4

Meditation was supposed to increase my “Present Hedonism” and “Transcendental Future” perspectives, which it did, though not by  much.

Reminds me of this cartoon:


Meditation has many benefits, so I’m glad I stuck with it.

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