What has the pandemic done to our brains? On most days it’s a task to even put a coherent sentence together. Is it still a fully functional organ or has it turned into slush? The stress, fatigue and burnout from the pandemic has led us all to a perpetual state of exhaustion and endless anxiety where replying to even one email becomes the highlight of the day. If you thought the lockdown has broken the way your brain works, we’ve got a list of tweets to let you know you’re not alone.
anyone done any studies into how the pandemic has limited brain function because I swear I’m dumber than before
— flamin nora (@katierpacker) June 29, 2021
oh my god is my brain ever going to come back from the pandemic?? sometimes I genuinely worry that it’s broken and I’m never going to write like I used to again
— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) July 5, 2021
Just tried to unlock my house by pointing my car keys at the front door. Think it’s fair to say pandemic brain is hitting hard…
— Phoebe Morgan (@Phoebe_A_Morgan) June 28, 2021
85% of my texts either say “omg” or “hahahaha” and nothing else I’m sorry this is just what the pandemic has done to my brain
— Anna (@bernstein_anna) February 21, 2021
is everyone else forgetting very simple words on the reg is this pandemic brain
— Alex Friedman (@kosherhotdogz) February 22, 2021
— bobby wasabi (@bobbyteriyaki) January 12, 2021
I feel like my brain is on slow cooker mode and ima need it be on instant pot. I blame the pandemic. 😑
— Vashti Harrison (@VashtiHarrison) February 12, 2021
It’s July 2021? How?? Was the pandemic a quagmire of arrested development? Is this a thing? Are we all mentally trapped where we were pre-pandemic? Tons of stuff has happened, but my brain has been stuck in February 2020 the whole time. Break free! Catch up! The future is now!
— Sally Epp (@EppSally) July 1, 2021
probably a pandemic brain thing but I'm finding the googley-eyed fish in Luca genuinely hilarious pic.twitter.com/rYLcZnZ9qL
— David Milner (@DaveMilbo) July 4, 2021
Taylor Swift recorded three albums during the pandemic but I watched three seasons of The Sopranos last week so we're all using this extra free time in our own productive ways
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 11, 2021
I’m at the point in my pandemic brain where every email is an attack on my psyche
— Sandra E. Garcia (@S_Evangelina) June 29, 2021
My brain fog is so thick in the morning all I hear is a fog horn. The lighthouse doesn't appear for a few hours.
— Susan W (@Maxine12333) July 1, 2021
I'm not so much hitting a pandemic wall as wandering lost in a pandemic labyrinth. And hoping to avoid the minotaur.
— Non Fungible Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) February 24, 2021
me: brain fog sucks, can't think can't do anything
brain fog: *slightly lifts*
me, bearing the full spectrum of human emotion: nononono come back come back please i lied i can't do this without you
— ツ (@tsunderemaids) June 28, 2021
bravely completing required tasks
— kelsey weekman (@kelsaywhat) February 19, 2021