There's a reason February felt like it lasted a year for millions of Americans

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There's a reason February felt like it lasted a year for millions of Americans

Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:36 am

Remember the mild, scandal-free days of the Obama years, when the biggest breaking news of the day was the holy war against Frappucino cups or the First Lady escaping the White House to go to CVS?

Yeah. Neither can we.

In less than a month, Trump has laid the groundwork for war in fill-in-the-blank, appointed a reality show loser to guard our nuclear weapons, put a white supremacist in charge of national security and made a nationwide call for more "easy D." As our flawed democracy erodes one Trump tweet at a time, our private lives feel static and sleepy in comparison. For some, time feels like its moving slower in Trump's America, and while the earth is spinning at the same speed it always does, psychologists believe that the perception has to do with the way the brain reacts to stress.

SEE ALSO: What to do when you're so overwhelmed by the Trump presidency you can barely move


Time flies when you're having fun, not living in perpetual fear
Take a minute (though it may feel like hundreds of minutes) and examine how your previously mildly unhappy life transformed in the past few months. Maybe you used to spend time on Twitter looking for jokes, not clues that Obama hid the nuclear weapons codes from President Trump. Perhaps you used to use your bed for "bed," not for "staring into the darkness until light comes."

"It's only been 3 weeks?" Meg S., who opposes the Trump administration, asked. "That is a crazy way to feel since so much is happening literally every day. It's exhausting and it's crawling by. Maybe it's because time flies when you're having fun and time crawls when you're watching democracy set on fire in real time."

She's not alone.

http://mashable.com/2017/02/17/donald-trump-time-moving-slowly/#NSl0sIEldqqU

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