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. For added benefits, spend time with friends and family. Making social plans can extend those good weekend vibes into the workweek.
I've always had a love-hate relationship with Sundays. While it's still the weekend and I want to make the most out of Sunday Funday, I'm also anxious about going back to the grind. Sometimes, I even straight-up dread Mondays.
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.
A special Monday treat, casual dress day, or a pizza day for the entire team can be something to look forward to. Even not cooking that day, or a workout class can bring a creative break to the stressful routine.
Focusing on your thoughts and feelings helps you absorb the negativity and understand how to steer the mind towards a solution.
Less social media surfing during weekends also contributes to your positive mental outlook, as the feeds are mostly negative or provocative.
Wednesday. Hump Day. The part of the week when we're over the hill and begin sliding toward the weekend. If hitting midweek feels even a little bit better than slogging through Monday or Tuesday does, well, you're not alone. According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the worst day of the week goes to Tuesday -but just barely.