It is amazing to me how our attitude about time can actually change our experience of time.
In his book The Big Leap, psychologist and author Gay Hendricks writes that “Time feels like an ever-present entity, hovering in the background of our lives.” But to expand time, he explains, we simply need to bring our full consciousness into the present moment. In this way, we can make time.
Part of what I love about simplifying life is that it leaves more time for what matters most to me. But I had never fully grasped what Hendricks describes as “Einstein time” until I consciously set my mind to it. One day, while starting to fret about the seeming lack of time for everything that I wanted to get done, I stopped. I shifted to a belief that I had all the time that I needed. Then I set about doing one thing, then the next and the next, mindfully.
I was present and relaxed that whole day and everything that I wanted done got done. My shift in attitude had made a remarkable difference.