All of us are under time pressure. There are so many things to do today, so many things to be interested in and/or distracted by that our time can feel as if it is evaporating. One way to stretch time, to be more productive and creative in each minute is...to stop. Stop browsing, stop taking calls, stop catching up on the work that has clumped together like a wind-blown snowbank. Just stop. Rest. Revive. Refresh. It may be counter-intuitive - achieve a lot more by doing a bit less - but serious scientific studies show that productivity goes off a cliff once people are working more than 60 or 70 hours per week.
Working 80-100 hours per week as a feature film maker, I got myself seriously stressed. A friend very kindly suggested I go to a talk about meditation. It was a life changing moment. No celestial bells or firework display, just a promise that I could experience my mind falling silent and resting more deeply than sleep. And it worked. I have been meditating since 1997 and feel so much better. And I have not had a moment of jet-lag since then, by the way. Even though my main job is still as a storyteller, writing for businesses, I qualified as a meditation teacher in 2007, so I am happy to pass on meditation and mindfulness techniques.
Don't take my word for it. Here is Arianna, founder of the Huffington Post, with a major article on the subject. Big companies are now investing big dollars in stress-reduction techniques.