We’ve all had that day that we wish was over before they even started. It’s common to have a bad day now and again, but according to a new study, bad days aren’t few and far between. In fact, most of us have a lot of them each year.
According to a survey of 2,000 Americans by fitness app Freeletics, the average American has about 60 bad days a year, or two whole months. As for what a “bad day” consists of, that does depend on the person.
Not surprising, work is a big reason for folks’ bad days, with respondents blaming their job for four out of the five bad days they have each month. As for why exactly they have bad days, 67% of people blame it on not getting enough sleep, while other reasons for bad days include:
- Having plans fall through (34%)
- Not having hot water in the shower (25%)
- Having a bad hair day (25%)
- Having their favorite sport team lose (8%)
And there’s no doubt having bad days can be bad for not only people’s mental health, but their physical health as well. In fact, the study finds that 50% of Americans say they are likely to eat something unhealthy when they are having a bad day, while 34% are more likely to have an alcoholic beverage. Just one?
Source: New York Post