Pandemic causes flawed concept of time


Tyler Wolfe

Junior Dylan Lacerna catches a wave at Sandbridge on May 29.

“What day is it?”

With the new quarantine lifestyle, days blend together until it becomes almost impossible to remember the date.

According to Elissa Epel, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, “It is a perfect storm between changes in environment, loss of social anchors, and increases in cognitive stress.”

The transition from daily routines to social distancing has affected many mentally.

According to Inger Burnett-Zeigler, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University, stress build-up due to the pandemic can worsen quality of sleep and affect short term memory.

Despite the increased stress and mental multi-tasking, one senior has not forgotten when it’s time to surf.

“I still go out to surf because it clears my mind, and it helps me relax,” said senior Cody Kancso.