Having a ‘lazy weekend’ may seem like the best way to unwind – but it makes us even more stressed.
The average jam-packed weekend feels precisely six hours and 19 minutes longer than one spent on the sofa, a new poll has claimed.
It is because we measure time by packing in memories – so the more we do, the longer the weekend seems.
While the article may lead with the negative hook that a lazy weekend will leave you exhausted, clearly it isn’t long before restful weekends are forgotten and the merits of a ‘jam-packed’ couple of days are being offered – with busy weekends feeling like they last longer, giving you more memories and more fun.
This, of course aligns perfectly with the needs of the company who paid for the story, as revealed in the article shortly after a little appearance from TV neurologist Jack Lewis:
The study polled 2,000 people for the ticket sales website StubHub.
General manager Brigitte Ricou-Bellan said: ‘Time flies when you’re having fun, but it’s really interesting that the opposite is true when you look back at your weekend.
‘Filling your weekend with different things to see and do – from live concerts to sporting events – really can make you feel more rested come Monday morning.’
The message we’re offered is clear – pack events, gigs and occasions into your weekend and you’ll feel like you’ve had a real relaxing time off work. And if you’re wondering how to buy tickets for these various gigs you’ll need to be attending, Stubhub have some ideas.