How to slow down time: the inspiration behind the Cyclops watch

How to slow down time: The inspiration behind the Cyclops watch


In a world full of hectic schedules and fast-approaching deadlines, we think it’s important to stop sometimes and just enjoy the moment.

The Cyclops watch was designed to slow down your time. It should be read with ‘relaxed accuracy’ to encourage you to stop counting the minutes…


How to slow down time with the Cyclops watch


Each coloured circle on the watch face represents an hour.

As time passes, the minutes are shown by a black loop crossing over each circle.

So when the loop is half way through the circle, it’s half past the hour, a quarter way through it’s quarter past etc.


The Cyclops watch by Mr Jones Watches


So if you’re looking to relax and slow down your time, here are our tips:


Give yourself a day off

Yes that’s right, scrap your to-do list and give yourself the freedom of having nothing to do. Sound impossible? Spread your workload for the day out over a week or so and you’ll be caught up before you know it.


Practise meditation and mindfulness

As you know, time moves fast when you’re busy and distracted. Meditation and being present in the moment is a great way to trick your brain into thinking time has slowed down.

There’s some great advice about how to start with mindfulness here.


Turn off your phone

By this I mean, stop watching keeping track of the time. Eh what? Just pretend you’ve gone back in time a couple off decades, you can live without your phone and you might just feel a lot better without it.


Take a nature bath

Everyone knows that spending time with nature is good for the soul. In Japan there’s such a thing as: ‘Shinrin-yoku’ or forest therapy, which simply means spending time walking amongst nature. It’s believed to prevent sickness and even have healing powers.


If you have any suggestions on how to slow down time, we would love to hear them. Please leave a comment in the section below. The Cyclops watch is available here.

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