I have clinical depression and I have a skewed perception of time, which I hear is common in depressed people. I will wake up and want to do something productive, but instead if I can't find the energy or will power I will busy myself with unimportant things and watch the hours fly by. Hours turn to days, days to weeks, etc. One day I look up and it's March 8, 2013.
On the flip side, on the days I do manage to do something productive time drags by at an agonizingly slow pace. Actually being productive exhausts me most days, and this dragging of time doesn't help at at all.
I'm on an antidepressant and seeing a therapist, but I was hoping to find some way to better keep perspective of time? Instead of having all my days morph together.
Also looking for ways to better cope with working since I work from home.
posted by Cybria
on Mar 8, 2013 -
Where can I find someone willing to help me do
relativistic time dilation calculations? [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Nov 2, 2012 -
Humans can supposedly sense acceleration. So what would piloting a spaceship in deep space feel like? General confusion about relativity inside. [more inside]
posted by parallellines
on Feb 29, 2012 -
Which of the "strange" features of Relativity Theory can be accounted for by appeal to the latency of light, which cannot, and why? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker
on Nov 23, 2011 -
This one's for us physics nerds.
- Is the speed of light our universe's only true constant? And does this explain why time dilation occurs most for extremely massive objects?
- Does time dilation only occur when an observer is present?
posted by jfid1
on Sep 21, 2009 -
"A human is halfway in size between an atom and the known universe"... This is a paraphrased quote I have come across several times. I like it. Who said it first? How true is it in the most literal sense? And, finally, what errors arrive in postulating a universe, or an atom, which can be measured AT ALL from our singular, relativistic, perspective? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Feb 18, 2007 -
If General Relativity is accepted as true, why do Physicists talk about (and look for) Gravitons? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell
on Mar 28, 2006 -
Time dilation and relative speed. If the speed we travel is relative to the thing we're travelling away from, then how does the universe know which of the two things is actually moving? (so time dilation can occur) Is there a known universal "zero-speed"? If so, at what speed is the earth moving, and would it make a difference to the time dilation depending on the direction a spaceship moved away from the earth?
posted by seanyboy
on Jul 13, 2004 -
trying to get my head around special relativity filter:
Can someone explain to me, in terms as devoid of mathematical formulae as possible, how something traveling less than the speed of light cannot be accelerated to the speed of light?
posted by xmutex
on Jul 6, 2004 -
Ok, I want to get my friend a poster of MC Escher's Relativity
. The catch is I need it by Sunday, and I can't afford to spend more than a tenner. Can anyone suggest anywhere either online or in London that I can get it?
posted by Orange Goblin
on Dec 16, 2003 -