How To Break The Groundhog Day Covid Cycle
This post originally appeared on Forbes on January 27, 2021.
The 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, tells the tale of a man trapped in a time loop. He is doomed to repeat the same day over and over again until he gets it right.
Thankfully, we are not in a mystical time loop — but the Covid-19 lockdowns have had the effect of making it feel as though time was standing still. Why is that? It was Aristotle who concluded that time is the measurement of change. Many of us have not had the opportunity to experience or enact significant change during lockdown; hence, the feeling of time stretching on to create one endless day.
Let’s look at the science of how we experience time, as well as ways to break the cycle and regain a sense of momentum. Read the rest on Forbes.