How precious to you is one second? We waste them all the time, we stare in to space, we stare at our phones, how much more could we do if we recognized the importance of a single second in our life. What would we do with it, it doesn’t seem like much? I challenge you to film one second of your day, then film another second tomorrow. And the next day. Now put them together. That second suddenly seems longer, more fulfilling, more, just more.
Now look at the morning you just completed, how many seconds did you waste. Time is the great equalizer, we all have the same amount every day. Use if for good, use it to be, use it to see the world around you, if only for one second.
Check out this TED talk from Cesar Kuriyama, the man behind the app, One Second Everyday.
I am not a visual person, I rarely watch videos, my movie education is severely lacking, I am a written word person, a tactile person, I want to hold a book, touch a quilt, learn through my eyes, but not with recorded information, so this is really a big deal for me. I don’t garner information with video. I need text.
I know so many others who love video, SnapChat and YouTube are where they spend all their time. Still others in my life are audiophiles, you know the ones, always with an earbud in, music is their life. I’m branching out, I’m trying this video thing, I’m capturing one second of each day.
Here’s some practical information for you, One Second Everyday is a free app. It uses your phone’s camera to record. Once you have recorded, it allows you to auto-trim the recording to one second. You can also set up separate timelines within the app, so if you have more than one second you want to record, you can do that, separate your life into chunks.
I thought hard about what my life looks like consistently and what I want to be able to remember about it. The most consistent thing about my life is that I am outdoors daily, so that is my main timeline. I expect a quick video of outdoors daily will help to remind me of where I’ve been. I also set one up for our racing/rockcrawling, for family and for fun. This will help me to capture quick moments to remember.
How do you measure a Year in a Life?
In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife
In five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, a year in the life?
What will you capture in your year?
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