Nearly 15 minutes of your time every day is spend on off-loading your worries and whines on family members of friends after returning home from work, a new study has revealed.
The study claimed that, replaying our worries and whines helps relieve stress levels over the course of our working lives.
AdvertisementA poll of 2,000 people found that people are finding it increasingly harder to shed their worries after leaving the office.
Almost half of the office goers, 45 percent, are having a harder time relaxing than they did a year ago.
Time spent moaning about their worries equals to 106 days in the average person's working life.
Geordies came in as the biggest moaners, wasting 23.5 minutes a night on average replaying their problems - equivalent to 170 days over a lifetime.
"With work and money pressures mounting for the average family, the living room, and the sofa in particular, have become absolutely vital to the wellbeing of the nation," the Daily Mail quoted Christine Stoddart as saying.
"Whatever job you do, from hairdresser to lawyer, the importance of that "Ahh" moment, when you finally get to relax into your evening and switch off, cannot be underestimated," she said.
The poll found that women and young people struggle the most with switching off more than one in two admitting to finding it difficult to leave work behind.
But surprisingly it was hairdressers who face maximum difficulty in unwinding, followed by chefs and nurses.
In contrast, West Midlanders spend merely nine minutes each night, which equal to 65 days over a lifetime.
The research, by furniture chain DFS, found that lounging on a sofa was the most popular way to de-stress after work (56 percent), followed by a hot bath (16 percent).
The average person takes 45 minutes to switch off from their working day.