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How To Combat The Sunday-Scaries

It’s Friday evening. The workday is over and you’re feeling excited to have the next two days off. The evening feels full of promise, excitement, and possibility. You’re smiling, happy, and full of life. And then you blink and it’s Sunday evening and Monday is looming around corner. You notice that familiar feeling of anxiety start to creep in. You start to think about the week ahead and all that you have to do. You begin to feel uneasy and unable to enjoy the rest of your night as a result. Sound familiar? If so, then you may be suffering from the “Sunday-scaries.”

While not a formal DSM diagnosis, the Sunday-scaries feelings are real to those who experience them. These feelings usually stem from being unhappy with your workplace, feeling as though you don’t have enough time off, feeling stressed with the workplace demands, feeling overwhelmed by the M-F grind of life in general, or maybe there is something specifically stressful looming for the week ahead. Either way, the feelings suck, plain and simple, and can truly have a negative impact on your Sunday evening, which then flows into your Monday morning. 

But what if I told you it didn’t have to be this way? What if I told you that there are ways you can combat the Sunday-scaries and no longer allow those negative feelings to have power over you? Below are my top tips to combat the Sunday-scaries and take back your weekend!

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