"Finally a book that focuses not on how to get more done in less time but rather how to live a full life"
"This is the mother-load when it comes to up-to-date evidence-based information on how we experience time and what can be done in order to enhance the satisfaction of having lived each moment to the fullest."
"It's one of the best reviews available to the general public on the topic of time perception and time management"
"This book is a rare find that draws upon various fields and combines the metaphysical, psychological, and neurological aspects of the perception and meaning of time. A very well researched book that I would highly recommend!"
"A fascinating, humorous, and thought-provoking journey through the psychology of time perception. It will change your view on time and how you use it"
"The Power of Time Perception" will make you more aware of the impact of time on your life, as well as the opportunities to alter your current trajectory and make the most of it"
The middle chapters address the many factors that influence one's experience of time: among them, mindfulness, extreme alertness, emotional control, personality type, and the use of drugs.
In the final chapters, Zogby delves into remembrance, "mental time travel," and the aging brain before concluding with thoughts on living in the moment and for a prosperous, long time.
Readers who anticipate a self-help approach or time management guide alone may be surprised and initially stymied by the healthy dose of supporting science and psychology behind these suggestions; but given how many lighter (and less informative) approaches are on the market, it's pleasing to finally see a book that intermingles self-help with science and delves into specifics at points where too many others would generalize. The result is no light discussion, but an in-depth read that pairs insights on evolutionary processes and the latest research with pointers on how readers can make the most out of time.
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I loved reading The Power of Time Perception and, in fact, there is so much information to take in and ponder over that I would probably re-read certain sections again. I was very surprised to realize how much we take time for granted and think of it as a fundamental aspect of reality when, in fact, it may or may not be so. But what Jean Paul shows through this book is that one can learn to make every second count when needed and, basically, make the most of the life that is given.