Last Updated on April 2, 2020
While Monday may be the worst day of the week for most people, Tuesday comes at second place.
Realizing that Saturday is three days away and that you have to endure that much more time not doing the things that you would rather be doing may be agonizing. Tuesday is where you really feel the stress of the work week ramping up.
Difficult days are best approached with a proper mindset. You shouldn’t let stress get the better of you during the second day of the week. Here are a few tips that can help calm you down and de-stress while you’re at work:
How to De-stress during the Work Week
Take a Breather
You don’t have to wait until break time to actually take a break. If possible, take a short pause to gather your senses, and take a few breaths to refresh yourself.
If you’re stuck at a desk looking at a mountain of paperwork, or if you’re out working retail during a busy week, don’t forget to allot even just a few minutes of peace and quiet before continuing with the rest of the day.
If a short moment of respite isn’t enough, consider meditating for a while. Find a place that’s nice and quiet, do a few breathing exercises, and just relax.
You’ll be surprised about how effective emptying your mind can be when it’s filled with stressful thoughts. In case you need guidance in meditating, you may check out some of the meditation mobile apps already available today.
Have a Goal
Having a goal in mind can give you something to look forward to as you work your way through the week. Simple goals in the office, like breaking a personal work record, can give you something to focus on, which can help reduce stress.
Of course, you should never forget to give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. Go out for a nice dinner with some friends, or buy that pair of shoes you’ve been saving up for.
You can also reward yourself with a short nap after a particularly grueling task or, maybe, with a nice cup of coffee to soothe your senses.
Talk to a Friend
Psychologists agree that venting your frustrations out to a friend is a great way to relieve some stress. Discussing your problems helps you process your feelings towards them more easily, and it can prevent you from bottling up your frustrations.
Additionally, talking to coworkers about work-related problems is a great way to improve relations with them. Venting out stress is nice, just don’t overdo it.
Stress at work is inevitable, but there are always ways to deal with it. Here are some inspirational quotes to help you through the week:
Terrific Tuesday Quotes
- “The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’” – Mark Zuckerberg
- “Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.” – Ray Kroc
- “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” —George Whitefield
- “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk
- “We have work to do, and Tuesday, Americans sent Washington a clear message – get the job done.” – Rahm Emanuel
- “Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.” – Christian Larson
- “I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age – which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.” – Noel Coward
- “There’s always room to grow.” – Misty Copeland
- “I’m a big believer in creating family traditions. Every Tuesday morning, I make a proper eggs breakfast, and we all sit down and eat.” – Ivanka Trump
- “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” – Henry David Thoreau
- “In my first 100 days, I will make Taco Tuesday the law.” – George Lopez
- “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” – Michael Korda
- “In college, you had to worry about that math class or this exam that’s coming up on Tuesday, but not in the professionals. You eat, sleep, and do everything related to your craft – and your craft is football. You can be at it from sunup to sundown.” – Cam Newton
- “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps
- “I’m not the kind of actor that would know what my character had for breakfast last Tuesday.” – Liam Neeson
- “You can write the best column in the world on Monday, and it does you absolutely no good on Tuesday.” – Lewis Grizzard
- “You’re always working to improve, and you’re always being critiqued on your next performance. It’s not about what you’ve done.” – Misty Copeland
- “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals.” – Theodore Roosevelt
- “Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” – Plato
- “Courage means to keep making forward progress while you still feel afraid.” – Joyce Meyer
- “A lack of focus leads to a lack of progress. Focus. Grind. Grow.” – Anonymous
- “Judging by my degradation in the last 24 hours, I’ll be surprised if I make it to Tuesday.” – Aron Ralston
- “Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.” – Maxwell Maltz
- “Tuesday nights are sushi nights, so we go out then.” – Al Roker
- “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
- “The first day in office I guess is Tuesday, right? God willing, I’ll get sworn in and I won’t blow that.” – Phil Murphy
- “We aim above the mark to hit the mark.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “If you want to experience significant progress toward your goal, you need to be intentional about the work you’re doing every day.” – Anonymous
- “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
- “…there is no point in learning it on a Tuesday when on a Thursday it might be completely different.” – Alycia Debnam-Carey
- “Work hard for you and your own goals. Progress will come.” – Anonymous
- “Schedule your time. People always ask, ‘How do you do it all?’ I’m like a walking calendar. I literally make my snacks on a Sunday if I’m traveling on a Tuesday, and I’ll pack them before I leave.” – Molly Sims
- “Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George Herbert
- “…Tuesday will be a technical session…” – Katarina Johnson-Thompson
- “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur
- “No matter how successful you are, no matter how good you are at what you do, even if a golden path rolls out in front of your feet your whole life, there will come one particularly bleak Tuesday when you glance over at Facebook and notice that Jen From Down The Hall has just won an Oscar.” – Alexandra Petri
- “A little progress every day adds up to big results.” – Satya
- “I do not care about happiness simply because I believe that joy is something worth fighting for.” – Criss Jami
- “…A great, wild, adult thing to see is the costume competition in front of the bar Oz on Bourbon early morning on Fat Tuesday.” – Bryan Batt
- “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson
- “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’” — George Herbert
- “Tuesday morning is a time to reflect upon what to include in your team meetings; it is your time to deliver words of passion that speak to the dazzling new roads ahead where each person is accountable for their own actions and behaviors; where each day represents a fresh start to be a positive influence; and, where self is expressed as unselfishness with each person you meet.” – Byron Pulsifer
- “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – M. Barrie
- “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” — Ayn Rand
- “Tuesday is a huge day.” – Ian Mcdougal
- “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius
- “It’s TUESDAY! And since its CHOOSEDAY: Choose to smile; choose to be happy; choose to love; choose to bless; choose to be a blessing; choose to be humble; choose to be patient; choose to be kind…and above all,choose God to guide your life. HAPPY TUESDAY!” – Anonymous
- “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
- “Tuesday isn’t so bad…It’s a sign that I’ve somehow survived Monday.” – Anonymous
- “Tuesday is my favorite day of the week. That’s cleaning day.” – Jim Miller
- “If we make the mistake of being negative, discouraged, grumpy, or sour, we’ve wasted the day.” – Joel Osteen
- “We each need to fill our minds and hearts with positive and joyful reinforcement each day.” – Kathy Henn
- “Tuesday is the day I actually start the week, Monday I just deal with the depression of the weekend ending.” – Anonymous
- “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell
- “Happy Tuesday! We are responsible for peace and order in our lives! When your world is constantly filled with chaos, then it’s time to take a look at yourself!” – Tracey Edmonds
- “Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” – Patrick Suskind
- “Three positive facts are obvious on Tuesday: Tomorrow allows me another day to demonstrate my worthiness to my employer; it is yet another day to influence those around me with encouragement to handle their own trials; and, it is my day to celebrate each small victory of yesterday.” – Byron Pulsifer
- “Tuesday’s child is full of grace.” – Anonymous
- “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
- “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Saint Francis
- “Today is not just Tuesday, it is Transformation Tuesday. That means that success does not just come to you, you have to go out and get it. So what are you waiting for?” – Anonymous
- “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie
- “Monday always passes and there will always be a Tuesday with a beautiful blue sky with few clouds.” – Anonymous
- “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
- “Tuesday means we’re a day closer to a weekend spent dreading Monday.” – Anonymous
- “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and again and bring their friend.” — Walt Disney
- “Happy Tuesday! You got to admit, at least it sounds better than happy Monday.” – Anonymous
- “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
- “I am not a woman on Monday, an immigrant on Tuesday, a worker on Wednesday, and a mom on Thursday, I am all of those things all of the time, and I am going to fight for all of those things all of the time.” – Pramila Jayapal
- “Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every day is a new beginning.” – Anonymous
- “If you had a serious story to run, if you thought there was serious misconduct, you don’t wait until the Thursday before the Tuesday. You run it early.” – Susan Estrich
- “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – LollyDaskal
- “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer
- “There was a time…when people didn’t go out of their house on Tuesday night at eight o’clock because Milton Berle was on.” – Ed McMahon
- “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
- “I never had an official job, but I did play at a local cantina every Tuesday night, and I babysat a lot.” – Michelle Branch
- “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
- “In my time, we didn’t know songs could last. All we ever thought of was next Tuesday. You never imagined a future.” – Donovan
- “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers