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How to conquer the Sunday scaries (and feel good on Monday)
There's a line in Haruki Murakami's sprawling novel, , that encapsulates the subtle dread many people feel as the weekend wraps up: "Time flows in strange ways on Sundays," he writes, "and sights become mysteriously distorted." From worry to being overwhelmed to straight-up sadness, these "distortions" are more commonly known as the "Sunday scaries."

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Why Monday looms so large

Hating Monday is practically an international pastime. There’s a bit of a collective conscience that Mondays suck.

Social media also perpetuates the idea that Mondays...

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Anticipatory anxiety

The Sunday scaries are a form of “anticipatory anxiety,” that's why concerns might creep in as you consider the upcoming week.

Worrying about future events is human ...

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Plan some Sunday self-care

Treating yourself well on Sunday can help you feel better about Monday. You can try:

  • Serenity—a form of relaxation, like meditation or deep breathing
  • Exercise—anyth...

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Schedule a Monday mood lifter

The flip side of anticipatory anxiety is looking forward to an upcoming event.

Whenever possible, schedule something uplifting on Monday, whether it’s a spin class or a coffee date. Fo...

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Steer clear of digital devices

Just as social media can ramp up the Sunday scaries, 24/7 connectivity can increase anxiety. 

Shut off your phone, don’t check your email, and stop scrolling through social media.

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Explore the source of your anxiety

The Sunday blues often feature a mental script of regrets from the past week, like “I should have finished that report,” or worries about an upcoming meeting, presentation, or deadlin...

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Get errands out of the way

Sundays are a great day to get your errands out of the way, like grocery shopping. Also, take time for cooking meals, cleaning rooms, or dropping things off at different shops. You most likely don't have the time and energy to do these activities after work.

But don’t spend all of Sunday on these tasks. Even though they’re important, you still need some time to decompress.

Schedule something fun

Make sure you also do something you enjoy, like brunch with friends or spending time with your family. 

This gives you something to look forward to during the week and it also helps you to disconnect.

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About Monday

Monday, the day office working people dread, may not be that bad.
Monday is a fresh start, a clean slate after the weekend. Our brains are better primed to make...

The Monday Case

Google searches for 'Diet', 'Gym' 'Quit smoking' and other common goals spike on a Monday.

On Monday we are slightly more self-aware and can envision the bigger picture of our ongoing lives.

Out Of Auto-Pilot Mode

The first of the month, or the year, and the first day of the week make us stop and think whether we are headed the right way in our lives.

It draws a line in our ongoing life, marking an opportunity for us to improve how we are at home and work.

Disneyland: The beginning

Disneyland: The beginning

The story of our all time favourite amusement park started back in 1953 when Walt Disney presented his idea to build the biggest amusement park ever to his previous employee, the illustrator Herb R...

The opening day of the Disneyland

The amusement park opened on 17th of July 1955 and was watched by 90 million of citizens, out of a total of 169 million.

Even if the day went by with quite a few issues, by September the millionth visitor had stepped into the alleys of the park. Nowadays there are 12 parks worldwide, however, the only one that bears the signature of his big creator remains the one in Anaheim.

Walt Disney

While presenting himself as extremely sociable and friendly to the audience, Walt Disney was quite the demanding and irritable boss when it came to his employees.

However, he was both open to the others' ideas, which totally paid off when improving the park, and a supporter of Jewish people, even though at some point individuals took him for an anti-Semite.