Yep, it's not quite Friday yet.
According to a paper published in this month's Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, by this time tomorrow (well, adjust according to your time zone), we should all be feeling happier, with more energy and less aches and pains. These findings held across age, gender, income, working hours and profession. It holds even for those who love their work. Clinical support for 'The thank God it's Friday' syndrome.
Isn't it good to know it isn't just in your head?
Professor Richard Ryan at the University of Rochester in New York relates the findings to the importance of free time to wellbeing. The study reinforces Ryan's "self-determination theory," which states that well-being is based on one's personal needs for autonomy, competence and social relationships. The competing demands of work can make those needs difficult to achieve.
Meanwhile, what about those of us who don't work Friday or who have to work Saturday? Sniff.