Hugh: Why time is passing quickly for some and slowly for others during the pandemic
For me, the last few months have absolutely flown by, but I know several people who say that the days are crawling. According to a new study, there are a few factors why some people are experiencing time differently. Findings posted in the journal Plos One showed that 40 percent of people say time is passing more slowly than before the lockdown measures, another 40 percent say time is moving faster, and about 20 percent say time is passing at a normal rate. One factor that seems to correlate with the difference is age, with older people finding time slower than younger people. Those over 65 especially found time to be much slower than usual. Another factor is how happy people are with their social interactions. Those who were more satisfied with their interactions with others reported time passing more quickly compared to those who were less satisfied. Also, the busier someone is, the more likely it is for them to find time moving faster. However, those who reported being stressed found time to move slower. The number of people in a person’s household and their employment status seemed to have little bearing on the perception of time.