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How to Find More Time

Life is too busy. There is never enough time to do everything you wish you could do. Luckily, Einstein proved time is relative, and in an article for the New York Times, Anna North discusses research showing how you can trick your brain to feel less rushed.

Experiments show that people feel more stressed and feel like they have less time when their goals are in conflict with each other. This can occur on small and large scales. For instance, your phone allows you to engage in countless activities at any given moment anymore—which also offers countless opportunities for minor goal conflict. Technological freedom like this is a genie that is difficult to put back in its bottle, and perhaps that is not a war you want to wage anyway.

Instead, it is recommended that you try to reframe how you feel about the time you are spending. Do you feel good about what you are doing right now, even if it is at the expense of another opportunity? If you do, then dwell on that good feeling. It might release tension and create the sensation that your time is being well-used.

For further insights, you can view the original article here: https://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/06/how-to-find-more-time/

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