April 18, 2023 – Time can feel like a roll of toilet paper – it unrolls faster and faster the closer you get to the end.
Psychologists and social scientists know this — that time goes faster as we age — but why is that so?
It’s not just an academic inquiry. Our time perception has real effects on our mental health. The feeling of time going faster is linked to anxiety, while slowing time down – through mindfulness, for example – can help us feel less stressed and more relaxed.
The topic has drawn particular attention lately, thanks to the pandemic, when…