Why does time fly when you’re having fun?

For the same reason car trips and lame chores seem to take forever. Studies show that your brain perceives the passage of time at different speeds depending on whether you’re bored or busy. When you’re taking a timed test or focused on accomplishing a complex goal, the minutes seems to race by. Likewise, time flies when you’re playing a fun game, watching an exciting movie, or engrossed in a good book.

On vacation, you made lots of memories and there are many events to recover and remember. These many events make your vacation seem longer in memory than it felt as it was occurring. Conversely, when you look back over a typical week with few specific memories, those few memories make that time seem like it passed much more quickly than it did when those days seemed to inch by as you experienced them.


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