If you could record one second from each day of your life, what would make the cut?
Flash ahead to New Years Eve and imagine watching these tiny magic moments back-to-back, bringing the highlights of your year to life in 365 seconds. The 1 Second Everyday app does this for you, and promises to change your life in the process.
Cesar Kuriyama, creator of 1 Second Everyday, started recording one second of each day of his life as a personal project and tool for reflection. Watch his TED talk and be inspired by the profound impact of his decision.
Watching key seconds of our everyday lives brings our attention to what gives us joy and meaning. Cesar explains his project “holds me accountable for making each day count.” If you are missing days because nothing seems worthy of recording, look back at other seconds to see what brings you happiness. Film something you are grateful for. Film something that makes you laugh, smile, or even cry.
His team released the 1 Second app equipped with calendars, reminders, and editing tools to allow the rest of us to painlessly create our own compilations. There’s no one way to make your movie. Creative 1 Second users have used the app as an exercise in gratefulness, homage to pets, and a virtual time capsule for future children or grandchildren.
Go ahead. Start your legacy now. How will you make your seconds count?