A lot of people feel as if time is passing too quickly. This is an age-old problem. While it’s tempting to blame technology for the fact that a lot of people feel this way, technology can actually help all of us make the most of each given year. You just have to use the tech around you correctly. Your busy schedule might get in the way, since that’s what tends to be the culprit anyway. However, with the right planning, each year will have much more of an impact.

Schedule a Wide Range of Different Activities for Yourself During Your Free Time

A year goes by quickly when all of the different days seem to blur together. It doesn’t necessarily matter if you’re a person with a busy life or a relaxing life. If yesterday is just like today and tomorrow will be similar, when you look back on the week, it will just feel like one continuous day.

If you make sure that you do something really different every day, this will tend to change. Making a few minor changes can help. If you normally do crossword puzzles in the morning, switch to an online jigsaw puzzle instead. You’ll be able to exercise your brain, which will automatically make a day more memorable, while also shaking up your routine.

Try to Visit As Many Different Locations as Possible

Think about all of the different places you visit during a week. In all likelihood, you probably spend a lot of time at work, at home, at a particular restaurant, and at a friend’s house. Going to a lot of different restaurants will help you form new memories.

If you and your friends try new places on the weekends, you’ll also manage to look back on the year differently. You won’t have to travel to make this happen. Even going to a different gas station can help.

Keep Careful Records of a Year

Some people keep diaries of their years, which is easier in the modern digital world. It’s just as easy to keep photo books these days. You might not think that all of the little details that made up this day will matter in the long run, but you might be wrong.

When people try to remember their interactions with people from years ago, they will often try to remember specific details in order to really recreate those memories. Otherwise, memories can feel vague. If you pay attention to every day’s little details, you will keep them with you. If you also have photo books to look back on, everything should be even easier. It might take you years to appreciate those records, but you will still tend to value them eventually.