Ashley Whillans Can Turn You Into Your Favorite Video Game Character

When you play a video game, you’re able to accomplish everything. You can save the world, beat side quests, and still participate in a weird cut-scene with your character’s crush. You’ve got time to have it all.

How can the real-life version of you compare? 

Turns out there are a few key ways that you can be smarter about the ways you use your limited time and energy.

But, most of us are doing what we can, so how can we make even better use of our time?

Pause the game because time expert Ashley Whillans is here to tutor you on time.

In Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life, Ashley will teach you several different ways you maximize the resource we could all use more of. 

By doing the book in Pique, you’ll get to experience the power being time smart with hands-on activities co-created directly with Ashley Whillans. You’ll get a trial run with each of the tools introduced and see first-hand which would work best in your life. And, after trying them out, there will be a clearer path to keep using them going forward.

What can you expect?

Instead of just reading about being time smart, in Pique, you’ll get to become time smart. 

One way you’ll do that? Add some loading time into your day.

When we stack personal or professional obligations back-to-back, we enjoy them less. Our stress increases as we try to keep a schedule, even if we’re juggling things that are supposed to be enjoyable.

Loading time, more commonly referred to as slack time, removes the stress of fulfilling all plans and allows for spontaneity. Spontaneity matters because if we are over efficient, even in relaxing activities like conversations with friends, we enjoy it less.

Slack time also helps us connect with weak ties. Weak ties are people we know, but who aren’t our close friends — like Suzie, your cubicle-mate. Suzie, and all of our weak ties, are more likely to inspire creative ideas and bring us opportunities.

So, when you add slack time into your schedule in Pique, you’ll have more usable time for being creative, bonding with Suzie, and beating side quests. 

Ready to get smarter about how you approach time?

Changing our perceptions of time is tricky business. Thankfully, Time Smart by Ashley Whillans in Pique is a smart way to approach it. She’ll walk you through everything you need to know and help you practice when it might be difficult to otherwise start. It and many more great behavioral science books are available in the Pique app right now. 

So set your watches to start Time Smart with Pique today!

Illustration of Ashley Whillans with blue hair and smile
Researcher Ashley Whillans