I am not so sure how to explain this. But when looking at sqrt( 1 - v^2/c^2 ) for time dilation. It seems to follow that you may be able to think about it as 1 = v^2 + t^2 if look at v as fraction of c, and t as the amount a clock will be dilated. Then you could think about it in your frame of reference that all objects are moving at 1 through spacetime. If the velocity of an object gets larger then that just means that the t gets smaller.