This is not very comforting news!
Thank goodness that last Wednesday has passed but what to do BEFORE next Wednesday?
Here is the article with the Mind Chi suggested interventions added in!
LONDON: Women look their oldest at 3.30pm every Wednesday because it’s the day when energy levels plummet, work stress is at a peak and the effects of any weekend late nights finally kick in, according to a new study.
The research, carried out by the tanning brand, St Tropez, revealed that one in ten women find Wednesday the most stressful day in a typical week. Two thirds experience a “slump in energy levels” mid-afternoon every Wednesday, the Telegraph reported. This forces a quarter of women to reach for a sugary snack on a bid to boost their mood and energy.
Mind Chi intervention: 1. Plan ahead, if you are aware that you experience this ‘slump’ then, as much as you are able, make the workload a little more on Tuesday or Thursday and give yourself a ‘breather’ on Wednesday afternoon. 2. Do something that you know increases your energy in the middle of the afternoon: make phone calls then or have a creative 20 minute ‘think-burst’. 3. Have healthy energy giving (rather than the sugar high/low) snacks available – nuts, cheese or Nutrichef flapjacks!
But the next day, Thursday, is the day they are most likely to have sex, according to the study. Sex gives them a youthful rosy glow, which could explain why women feel so happy on a Friday — the day named as the happiest day by 60% of women.
Mind Chi intervention: 3. In case sex is not an option, some fun activity such as salsa dancing may also help. 4. Plan to have some ‘you’ time, what is a special treat for you? 5. Would a catch-up with a close friend also give you a boost? 6. A really funny film or show can also fill you with those good endorphins and reduce those worry wrinkles.
Another reason why women look their eldest mid-week could be a boozy treat at the weekend. Nichola Joss, St Tropez skin expert explained that it can take up to 72 hours for the visible effects of alcohol to show, so the effects of drinking on the weekend may not present themselves until Wednesday afternoon.
Mind Chi intervention: 7. Don’t have ‘boozy weekends’ – by all means enjoy a drink or two but binge drinking has very serious, long term effects on your liver as well as your face.
The shock of going back to work leaves 37% of women sleepless on Monday night — another reason for the mid-week slump. The effects of a lack of sleep can take 48 hours to show on the face, so if many women sleep badly on Monday they will look their oldest on Wednesday, Joss said.
Mind Chi intervention: 8. Do the Mind Chi Basic 8 step routine before you fall asleep, particularly steps 1 – Mind Chi square belly breath and step 2 – the attention focus activity, sends people to sleep wonderfully (complete the other 6 steps when you wake in the morning!
Here is the original article: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Stress-makes-women-look-oldest-at-3-30pm-every-Wednesday/articleshow/18159930.cms