Maybe it’s not the most idealistic way to slow down time, but I can guarantee you it will. Engage in an activity where you find yourself being challenged. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. Or all of them.

For example, if you want to stretch out the next minute, get in a plank position and hold it. Maybe you want the next 30 to last, go run 4 miles. Or set your timer and sit down in front of your computer and write for 45 minutes.

Often, we can accomplish several goals, by addressing something we don’t want to do – because it’s not a quick fix, but an investment in yourself that has delayed gratification – and fully engaging in it.

The benefits are twofold: First you are doing your best to being present for every moment of the day as well as learning, growing and evolving in a task that is most likely beneficial to you as it’s not quick fix activity.