/ 07 September 2021

Unpacking the holiday blues


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It’s something many of us are feeling right now because we can’t go anywhere. But this is something else… If you’ve ever booked a trip and felt like the holiday is over before it began, you’re not alone. In a recent study, researchers looked at 510 Americans’ attitudes before the Thanksgiving long weekend, and it was those who were looking forward to it who got those feelz. Researchers say that’s because the more you look forward to something, the longer time seems to drag on before the event and the faster the event itself seems to go. It seems what a cranky neighbour from our childhood used to say was correct: you wait forever for something good to happen, and then it’s over. Her other favourite saying was “can you get me a beer, love” so, you know…

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