One of the many benefits of meditation is that it can create time.
We all know that even though time is linear we experience it in relative terms. A busy day can fly by in what seems like minutes while a painful experience like skinning a knee or having the wind knocked out of you can seem like it lasts for hours.
Meditation can use the relativity of time to slow down your experience and create time. The five minutes you take to calm yourself and meditate during a busy day can seem like it lasts just as long as the day itself, essentially doubling the relative time of your experience for that day.
You can use this same technique to maximize a great experience by taking a few minutes to slow down and focus on that experience so it is more memorable.
We only have one life. Use meditation to make the most of your time.