For many of us who work, Sundays bring a dreadful feeling that many people call “Sunday scaries”
When you wake up on Sunday mornings or are out there having a nice brunch with your friends you might experience an overwhelming feeling of anxiety about the fact that the next day is Monday. This feeling can leave you demotivated and drain you of the energy needed to conquer the upcoming week.
You are not alone if you have ever experienced the “Sunday scaries”, more than 76% of people have severe Sunday night blues. But you don’t have to dwell on this draining feeling forever, here are 4 ways you can fight Sunday scaries and prepare your mind for a great week ahead.
1 Make Sundays Special
Plan something special on Sundays all by yourself or with people whose company you enjoy. But don’t go about partying all night as it might leave you exhausted the next day.
You can hang out with your friends, have dinner with your family, go on a shopping spree or spend the evening reading a new book. Do this consecutively for a few weeks and your feeling of dread will be replaced by a feeling of excitement.
2 Don’t Leave Any Work On Pending for Monday
Most of us are annoyed by the thought of Monday because of all the work that’s pending. Try clearing up any work that’s due before you leave for home on Friday. Avoid piling up household chores for Sunday and try getting them a little daily so you can relax during the weekend.
3 Ease up Your Monday Mornings
Start off your Monday with a good morning routine. Wake up a little earlier and have a good breakfast, go for a jog and take a shower before starting your car for work. This will elevate your mood and leave you feeling energetic for the whole day.
4 Rule Out Any Underlying Problems
Sometimes Sunday scaries can be a sign of an underlying problem like depression or an anxiety disorder. If your Sunday scaries last for several weeks or you feel emotionally drained or exhausted at work consult your doctor or a therapist.
Sometimes a toxic workplace could be causing Sunday anxieties, try identifying the problem and don’ be afraid to leave any workplace that’s deteriorating your emotional and physical health.
A few lifestyle changes can go a long way and you don’t have to make any drastic changes to tackle Sunday blues. Bringing more relaxation and enjoyment to your life will surely do the job for you!