This feels counterintuitive . . . but a new study says that having a BUSY WEEKEND is actually BETTER stress relief than spending the weekend on the couch.
Researchers found that a weekend feels six hours and 19 minutes LONGER if you're busy than if you're super lazy.
That's because we all subconsciously measure time by the number of MEMORIES we make . . . the more we make, the longer the weekend feels.
About one-third of people surveyed who had busy weekends said it felt like they were off THREE days. Almost half of people who had lazy weekends said it felt like the weekend disappeared too quickly.
The people who had busier weekends also felt more de-stressed when it was time to go back to work on Monday.
One more note: A separate survey also shows a life of lying around might not be the AMAZING DREAM it seems. The survey found that the JOY of RETIREMENT wears off after just 10 months . . . and people start to get bored. (Daily Mail / Daily Mail)