27 writing prompts to explore your relationship with time

At the Circle of Curious Complexity in January we explored our relationship with time.

We all came up with some questions that would help the conversation and only got through five of them.

So here they all are in case you want to use them as a start point for thinking or creating something.

27 writing prompts to explore your relationship with time

  1. Are we running out of time?

  2. If you cannot remember an event, did it exist?

  3. How do you slow time down?

  4. Imagine time as a packet of Skittles. What could each colour represent? Is there a dominant colour in the packet?

  5. Do our children inherit memories?

  6. What was your favourite age? What if you could go back?

  7. How is time distributed in the home?

  8. How do you decide what to do?

  9. What are the times and places where time feels like your enemy… or your friend?

  10. If we enjoy a ‘timewaster’ is the time wasted?

  11. “I don’t have time.” An unwillingness to make time, or a sensible gatekeeping of a limited resource?

  12. Have you ever experienced the Mandela effect?

  13. If death is certain and the time of death is certain, what is the right thing?

  14. How do you know it’s the right time?

  15. Is time consumable? How can we measure this?

  16. How much does the past matter?

  17. How do the seasons influence how you feel about time?

  18. Time is a gift. Who deserves your gifts?

  19. Where does time come from?

  20. Can you put a value on an hour?

  21. Would you ever go a day without looking at a clock to know what time it is?

  22. Do you worry about how much time you have left?

  23. What is your most loved possession?

  24. Have you ever experienced deja vu?

  25. How do you feel about legacy and things lasting after you?

  26. How do you feel about time?

  27. Imagine time as a town. The present is home. How often do you visit other places in the town? What’s the furthest you’ve travelled?

If you write/create anything with these, tag me in and/or use #circleofcc and I’ll let other Circlers know. :)