According to new research by O&G Crunchy Granola, Tuesday is the most disliked day of the week, debunking the myth of Mondayitis. In fact, according to a survey conducted by US project management software company Flow, Monday is a prime productivity day.
The research was commissioned by Lonergan Research, and surveyed 1,043 Australians aged 18 years and over, then applied the findings to the most recent population data supplied by the Australian Bureau of statistics. It found that two-thirds of millennials hate Tuesday mornings, that 1 in 5 Aussies feel their grumpiest and most stressed on Tuesdays (30% more than any other day of the week), and Aussies are 26% more likely to hit snooze on a Tuesday than any other day of the week.
The findings also seem to be backed up by studies done in previous years in America and Britain.
Absence management firm Direct Health Solutions records around 1000 absences a day on behalf of its clients, which include the ANZ Bank and iiNet. The company found that Tuesday is the most common day for Australians to be off work sick.
A US work stress survey and happiness study found that Tuesday feels like the longest day of the week to workers, is the most stressful (around lunchtime) and is the most miserable day of the week.
Furthermore, the makers of the health supplement Bimuno polled 3,000 British adults and found that 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 realization they have a busy week ahead.
Mondayitis? Not so much.
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