Even as the clock change brings about darker evenings, a new survey has found that Monday October 26 is the most unproductive day of the year. The survey was conducted by Promotur, The Canary Island tourism board and involved 2,000 workers.
Researchers said that depressed workers will struggle to come to terms with the winter setting in and that productivity will drop by 50 per cent this week.
"The Winter Blues are no joke. They can affect your work performance by making you unable to concentrate and carry out your normal routine, your relationship by affecting your libido and your social life by making you feel irritable and anti-social," said Dr. Christian Jessen of Channel 4's Embarrassing Illnesses. "Feeling low as the nights draw in and the days get shorter is something many people experience, but some will struggle with lack of motivation, tiredness and depression."
Some 52% of workers said they will struggle during this period and 14% said last year was so bad they were ticked off by their bosses about it.