Social Battery And More: 10 Things That Changed Since COVID-19 That Hasn’t Returned To Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected our lives, altering many things that we previously considered as given. Although some aspects of life have resumed their regular course, several elements remain altered. In this article, we will discuss ten things that individuals claim have been transformed due to COVID-19, but have yet to revert to normal.

Sense of Time

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“Sense of time is screwed up. It’s like I skipped three years of my life.”

“I went from being pretty close to approximating when a past event happened to having no clue now. “That happened last year… no wait, six years ago? Whatever.” Time got wibbly wobbly.”

Social Battery

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“My social battery. I don’t know what happened – I was literally going to a music festival once every 2-3 months, multiple music shows, hanging out with friends and going out camping, partying, etc. Now, me and my wife just kind of sit at home and maybe go out to a park or do some hiking and every once in a while go out to a board game night. We went to a couple music shows and I just felt like what am I doing here, I’d rather be on the couch. But then when I am home, I feel guilty like I should be out “enjoying life” – but have no motivation or I guess pull to do anything.”

House Prices

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“House prices seem like they’ll be forever unattainable now.”

Direct Delivery from Restaurants

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“Direct delivery from restaurants. Everything is now being funnelled through DoorDash, Uber Eats, etc. I just wanna call the Chinese place and order delivery at a normal price, like the old days.”

Short Attention Spans

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“I’m a public high school teacher, and students’ attention spans are still very short relative to before.”

24 Hour Stores

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“24 hour Walmart. I’ve worked nights for years and Walmart at 3am is no longer an option, at least nowhere near my house.

The pandemic has led to changes in store hours, with many stores no longer open 24 hours a day. This has made it difficult for people who work unconventional hours to shop for essentials.

Hobby Shops

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“There was a wonderful hobby shop in the town I live in. Sold RC vehicles, high quality model kits, supplies, model train stuff. It was run by the nicest guy and some of his friends. It’s gone now. Makes me really sad. I bought all my hobby stuff from him. Now I have to either drive 2 hours if I want to buy from a “locally owned” store, or I need to buy from online.”

24 Hour Stores and Restaurants

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“24 hour stores and restaurants. There are probably way less than half as there used to be.”


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“Cool hobbies that people picked up got left behind due to people going back to the “normal life” of working and working and working and traffic.”

Small Businesses

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“My business of 17 years. I’m still working on getting over it. I had no idea that I would grieve it.”

9 Reasons Why You Need A Social Media Detox

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Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, with many of us spending hours each day scrolling through our feeds. While social media can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family, it can also have negative effects on our mental health and well-being. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or anxious, it may be time for a social media detox. Here are some reasons why:

9 Reasons Why You Need A Social Media Detox

10 Ways Lifestyle Inflation Is Creeping Up On You Without Your Knowledge

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Have you been earning more but can’t seem to save? You take home more income, but can’t keep up with your credit card bills? You might be experiencing lifestyle inflation without knowing it. Here are 10 ways you might be letting your expenses increase at the same rate as your income.

10 Ways Lifestyle Inflation Is Creeping Up On You Without Your Knowledge

12 Smart Ways to Save Money For Stay At Home Moms

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As a stay-at-home mom, you want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your grocery budget. Here are a few tips to help you optimize your grocery shopping and save money.

12 Smart Ways to Save Money For Stay At Home Moms

10 Reasons Why It’s Better To Be A Social Butterfly

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Are you a homebody or a social butterfly? Many people are a combination of both, and I myself am a homebody, but here are 10 reasons why it’s better to be a social butterfly.

10 Reasons Why It’s Better To Be A Social Butterfly

How Old People Were Different in the 1960s or 1970s Than They Are Today

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As time goes on, society changes and so do the people in it. Here are some ways in which old people of the past were different from old people of today.

How Old People Were Different in the 1960s or 1970s Than They Are Today

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