Here’s a great 3-minute video about the powerful but often overlooked emotion of awe. Stanford PhD candidate Melanie Rudd explains what awe is and why it can help us feel more “time affluent.”(For more, check out Rudd’s paper, written with Kathleen Vohs and Jennifer Aaker.)

8 Responses to “The secret to feeling like you have more time”

  1. AWE–also goes along with feeling like one of the smallest little bits in the vast universe-while at the same time feeling like a very very important part of it.

  2. Awesome! Awe & wonder are two of my favorite things, and I love how clear Melanie has made the connection between awe and practical day to day stuff!

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for an awe-inspiring video… Da-dum-dum. ;)
    Seriously- this may really help my clients thanks!

  4. Jan Jan says:

    Daaaaaang, She’s so right, cause even on Fb, whenever I post something so “AWEsome.” I can’t help but post that word up, and at that moment when I feel that exact word.She just re-affirmed that I feel like I have ALL the time in the World through that emotion, and agreeing that I want to experience more Joyful things–!

  5. Hmmm. I wish I could have watched the entire video but it seemed to want to go into indefinite buffer mode. So, I thought I’d leave this comment.

    I’m not sure exactly how awe, which I take to be a very short lived experience, can translate into the perception that I have more time to see movies or volunteer for stuff.

  6. Donna Layton says:

    This explains why time goes by so slowly when you are a child: there is more awe in every moment.

  7. Rik Rowe says:

    More AWE moments occur in our classroom when students remain focused on the present and stay engaged in our discussion. Using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) has also helped students stay focused.

  8. Katie says:

    Love this! We have more time than ever, we just don’t feel like we do. What an awesome example of how choosing how you want to feel is so powerful!

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