[3 ways to expand time]

Next month, we’ll be halfway through 2024. 

The most common reaction to that? “Where has all the time gone!”

This method will make the second half of 2024 feel twice as long as the first.


I’ve recently found something that can expand time.

(Spoiler: It’s not a productivity hack.)

It’s awe.

Awe is one of the most profound feelings humans can experience. 

When you are amazed by a vibrant sunset, or watching a baby take its first steps — you’re reminded of how insignificant you (and your problems) are. 

You feel connected to something much greater and more meaningful.

Think about the last time you were truly awe-struck. Remember how those moments felt like they lasted forever? 

When we feel stressed or rushed, time moves faster. We get so caught up in our calendars and notifications that we forget to pause and appreciate all the extraordinary things around us.

When we are awe-struck, time slows down. One awe-inspired hour can feel like 5 hours.

The best part?

You don’t need once-in-a-lifetime events to feel awe.


  1. Plan daily dates with yourself. Try something new. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Walk home a different way. Find ways to do romantic things in unromantic places. Bonus points if it involves going outside and being around nature. Go for a walk every day, and try to notice 1 new thing you’ve never seen before.

  1. Pretend it’s “the last time.” Life is short. We rarely know when we visit a place for the last time, or have our last conversation with someone. If we did know that, we’d probably act differently in those moments. Maybe we’d be more present there. Maybe we’d tell them how much they mean to us. (Sam Harris gave a profound 5-minute talk about this on the Tim Ferriss Show. Start at the 10-min mark. Trust me).

  1. Switch locations throughout your day. If I have breakfast in my kitchen, work from home all day, exercise in my living room, and then go to bed… that day won’t feel very full. Literally just changing my location can make my day feel richer and more textured. Try to switch your physical surroundings at least 3 times per day.


Tim Ferriss described the feeling of awe as “time dilation.” 

While we cannot actually buy more time, we can expand our perception of it.

Remember, the most profound experiences often lie in the simplest moments. 

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." — W.B. Yeats  

Until next week,


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