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Stressed at work? Must be a case of the Tuesdays

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Whew! Have you had a particularly stressful morning?

If so, you're not alone. Mid-mornings on Tuesdays are the most stressful time of the week, according to a survey of British employees.

The majority of workers ease into the work week on Mondays, when they catch up on gossip from the weekend and prepare themselves for the week ahead, The Daily Mail reports. But by Tuesday, they're going full-throttle, tackling e-mails, deadlines and to-do lists.

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"Coming into work on a Tuesday and seeing an inbox full of e-mails and the mountain of work you face isn't fun, so it's no surprise it takes just an hour for stress levels to shoot right up," a spokesman for Michael Page, the international recruitment agency which conducted the survey, tells The Daily Mail.

If you're also a mother, you might have been experiencing even more stress this morning.

A poll of 2,000 British mothers conducted by tire company Uniroyal last year found that 8:25 a.m. is the most stressful time of day for modern moms. That's when many mothers are stuck in traffic, struggling to get their children to school on time.

What's the most stressful part of your week?



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Wency Leung is a general assignment reporter for the Life section. Before joining The Globe in early 2010, she has worked as a reporter in Vancouver, Prague, and Phnom Penh. More

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