In the virtual world of Island Oasis, I exchanged my windmill house for a log cabin on my private island.
Most of my time for virtual worlds is spent in Second Life but I’m also maintaining a home on the grid in Island Oasis. All I need to do to keep the island and home is to log in at least once a week. I check it more often but it can kind of freak me out just a little to realize how fast time goes by when I check the rental box and there’s only a day or two left, especially when it seems like I’ve just checked it.
I don’t have nearly as much control as I like to think I do but I have four things that help me stay sane with how time works.
#1. I attempt to focus on as few things as possible at one time instead of multi-tasking.
#2. I intend to really stay present in the moment and it seems to help time expand.
#3. I attempt to overlook and ignore how frequently cyclical things come around– like taxes, holidays, haircuts, logging in to Island Oasis and such–because that tends to give me a distorted sense of time.
#4 Much of the world operates on linear time and I go along with that well enough but I’m getting better at knowing when to utilize non-linear time.
Maybe what I’ve written about time doesn’t make sense so just forget about it; it helped me to write it.