Sundays are supposed to be relaxing and refreshing, but for a lot of us the end of the weekend comes with a feeling of dread. Some call it the “Sunday scaries” and it’s not the way you want to start your week. If you feel anxious and depleted as you head into Monday, you’re not alone – more than 76% of American workers admit they struggle with “really bad” Sunday night blues. But you don’t have to suffer with that pit-in-your-stomach feeling. Executive coach Melody Wilding suggests these tweaks to help shake the Sunday scaries and boost your attitude toward the upcoming week.
Make Sundays special or sacred – Make the most of your weekend by doing things you find restorativ on Sundays, whether that’s going for a hike, reading a book, or having dinner with friends. Over time, your brain will start associating Sundays with good times, not dread.
Whenever possible, ease into the week ahead – Sometimes you can’t avoid a deadline or meeting first thing on Monday morning, but if you control your schedule, make it easy on yourself and start with work you enjoy.