Take a break at 11:45 today

According to the Telegraph, Tuesday at 11:45 is the most stressful time of the week:

Researchers found that nearly half of British workers identified mid-morning on their second working day of the week as the moment when they were most under pressure. Most workers coast through Monday getting their brain in gear and catching up with gossip from the weekend through social networking sites.

But on Tuesday reality sets in and staff spend the first part of the day going through emails they ignored on Monday before planning the week ahead. And 11.45am is the point when everything comes to a head. Graham Waters from health supplement Bimuno, which polled 3,000 adults, said: "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."

You have two and a half hours before the stress really bites you. I have the morning off work, so I’m going out for a bagel and a caramel latte. Chill!


  1. This must be aimed at 9-to-5ers. I’m an 8-4 girl, so 11:45 a.m. is the start of my lunch break. =D

  2. But we all had monday off this week? Well, OK, most of us… And I got Monday “off” in the sense of not having the builders yard guys working outside my window reminding me that other people have to work… =:o}

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