Things feel like they’re speeding up to the extent that we cease experiencing new things, something everyone does naturally when young. This means it’s possible to slow down time by staying on that edge of newness–trying new things, thinking about things differently, metamorphosizing (as Dylan sang “he not busy being born is busy dying”). We “chunk” what is routine, i.e. things we understand–or think we understand. Thus a person can view his entire work-week as a “chunk” that he writes off as a blur of rote and therefore uninteresting activities. But the more one is challenged, engaged, excited and discovering things–the attitude of children–the more time moves as it did in childhood.
So many things people accept as inevitable features of reality are in fact the results of cultural habits of thought–our acceptance of them makes them effectively, but not inevitably, real.