11:45am Tuesday the Most Stressful Time of Week

Move over Monday
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2009 3:18 PM CDT
Tuesday is likely to be the most stressful day of the work week.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Move over Monday. Researchers have found that mid-Tuesday morning is the most stressful part of the work week, the Daily Telegraph reports. In a poll of 3,000 British adults, nearly half picked 11:45am Tuesday as their most hectic time. “Traditionally, people associate Monday as the worst day of the week,” said one researcher, “but this doesn’t seem to be the case.”

It seems most workers coast through Monday, leaving a pile of work for themselves when reality settles in on Tuesday. Workers were most likely to work through lunch on Tuesday, as they realized how much they had to do for the week. More than half said they regularly feel stressed at work in general, and almost a quarter said they felt stressed every day.