How to conquer the Sunday scaries (and feel good on Monday)
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The crisis caused by the new virus has left us with an unprecedented set of unfamiliar emotions.
We have highs and lows on top of the undercurrent of an unbearable dread. The undercurrent is multi-dimensional. Breaking it down into parts and naming it is crucial to our health, safety, and sanity.
We are dealing with the feeling of uncertainty, and we don't know when our feeling of uncertainty will end.
We dream about when we can safely leave our homes, see our loved ones, and go back to normal. We wonder if our businesses will reopen or when we will stop feeling so paralyzed with fear.
We have lost so much, and many elements missing from our normal lives are intangible and can hardly be identified. Because it is ambiguous, we find it difficult to know what we are mourning.
It is a loss of the way we have lived, the boundaries between work, home, school. Our plans, weddings, birthday parties, loss of safety and trust in our leadership. The loss of connection, the fear of economic toll.