why does concept of time feel shorter on the way back home?

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Whenever I leave home it feels like time is normal but coming back (drive, plane, bike anything) my concept of time feels a lot shorter.

Why is this?

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3 Answers

Anonymous 0 Comments

Anticipation.

You’re excited for what’s ahead when you’re going somewhere and the anticipation makes it feel like it takes longer to get there.

Going home is just going home.

Anonymous 0 Comments

In addition to what the other posters said, especially when driving, familiarity plays a part as well. The first time you drove somewhere, everything you saw was all new. On your drive home, it’s no longer, you’re seeing it again. Your memory doesn’t need to “save” it so it seems shorter.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Going somewhere, I’m always alert, looking for things like turnings. Also trying not to overshoot a landmark or turning.

Going home, I’m relaxed.