We may be weeks away from Halloween, but for many of us, a typical Sunday is just as frightening. Even if you’re satisfied with your professional life, thinking about the end of the weekend and the workweek ahead can be daunting. Here are three ways you can avoid the “Sunday Scaries.”
Make the most of weekdays
We often look forward to the weekend so much that it makes us trudge through the workweek in a constant slump. Instead of throwing all your positive energy to Friday night through Sunday evening, find positives in every other day as well. Schedule things to look forward to throughout the week, whether it’s happy hour with your coworkers, a recreational sports league, or just Netflix time with family. Finding ways to enjoy yourself on a regular basis will help you to live not just “for the weekend” but for everyday as well.
Unplug and live in the present
Stop spending so much time checking social media on your weekends off. When you’re constantly plugged in and engrossed in all our social accounts you lose sight of what’s happening around you. Before you know it, it’s Sunday night and the weekend has flown by. So, when the workweek is over, make a conscious effort to connect directly with friends and family and get away from your device. Enjoy time outdoors, take in a movie, or just relax at home. Getting unplugged will remind you of what’s important and will create a happy and positive feeling you can carry with you into the week ahead.
Be productive on Sunday
Of course you want to rest all weekend long because you work so hard during the week. But, find time on Sunday to look at what’s on your plate in the coming workweek. You don’t have to spend hours working and checking emails, but getting a good grasp of what you should expect will help you to feel less stressed on Monday morning. So, to avoid a “case of the Mondays,” take a quick look at your calendar/planner and get your mind right for what’s to come.