11:45am on Tuesday is the most stressful time of the week

April 6th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Facebook London, April 6 (ANI): 11:45am on Tuesday is the most stressful time of the week if a new survey is anything to go by.

Nearly half of British workers in the survey identified mid-morning on their second working day of the week as the moment when they were most under pressure.

During the survey, researchers found most workers coast through Monday getting their brain in gear and catching up with gossip from the weekend through social networking sites.

However, on Tuesday, reality sets in and employees spend the first part of the day going through emails they ignored on Monday before planning the week ahead.

And 11.45am is the time when the work pressure is at it’s highest.

“Traditionally people associate Monday as the worst day of the week, but this doesn’t seem to be the case - coasting through Monday means we’re worse off on Tuesday - both in terms of workloads and stress levels,” the Telegraph quoted Graham Waters from health supplement Bimuno, which polled 3,000 adults, as saying.

“We lead such fast-paced lives that stress naturally runs side by side with this - especially when it comes to work.

“Tuesday at 11:45am seems to be the time in the day when the real workload for the week hits employees and as a result stress levels rise.

“The study also revealed Tuesday as the day when workers are most likely to work through their lunch break due to the realisation they have a busy week ahead.

“Work-related stress can lead to time off work so It’s important to make sure we’re all protecting ourselves to help minimise sickness and days off work,” Waters added.

In the survey, over 53 per cent admitted cruising through Monday and one in ten said they further delayed their tasks for the week by logging onto Facebook to view photos from their weekend antics.

Almost one in five workers said that they leave the office late on a Tuesday as they work after hours to salvage their week after a poor effort the previous day. (ANI)

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