New research shows that moments of awe can change perceptions.

If you’re feeling pressed for time, you’re not alone. But what if there were a way to expand those precious minutes and hours? New research from the Stanford Graduate School of Business suggests there may be one: elicit a sense of awe.

Experiencing something awe-inspiring — whether it’s the Grand Canyon, a soaring cathedral, or a Puccini aria — can expand perceptions of time, enhancing quality of life. The key is that awe makes us feel small. “When you feel small, there’s a reapportioning of time.”

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