The length of pandemic restrictions has exceeded everyone's predictions and is having serious effects on our emotions, our attitudes toward work and our psychology in general. Even those who don't acknowledge the effects are suffering from it.
Scientists now confirm this empirical fact. In truth, it ought to be obvious -- you take a population, totally disrupt their lives, take away their hope for the future and... what do you expect?
Researchers are learning many people have lost enthusiasm for their jobs and fail to find joy in the little things that used to make them happy. Many are fearful and carry inescapable anxiety. Not knowing what is safe and what isn't produces cognitive confusion. I've certainly been affected these ways.
How 'bout you? How has the pandemic affected you?