The phenomenon you’re experiencing now.

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We are a country slowly unravelling.

It turns out this isn’t just true in my world. According to a piece published by Triple J’s Hack this week, we have entered the “dreaded third quarter of isolation… when things get weird”.

According to Dr Kimberley Norris who spoke to Hack, there have so far been two clear periods in isolation.

The first was typified by confusion and panic buying. We all sweated a little more than usual and rushed to the supermarket, running around in circles unsure of what we were actually meant to buy.

The second was the ‘honeymoon’ period. We scheduled Friday night Zoom calls and did a lot of yoga. Things felt exciting. Novel. Like a holiday.

But this week, according to studies of people isolated in submarines or on polar expeditions in Antarctica, we have entered what’s referred to as the ‘third quarter phenomenon’.

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