Mental wellness over career: Why more S’poreans are taking sabbatical leave amid Covid-19

According to experts, the prolonged stress of Covid-19 and the many lockdowns has had an effect on our cognitive functioning. The pandemic hasn’t just been a stressful event, as Mike Yassa, the director of the UC Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory says. “It’s been a collection of many stressors at the same time, some life-threatening, alongside disruptions in our physical activity, routines, and daily rhythms.”