Experts Explain Why Mondays Are So Psychologically Hard
Monday follows after two days of freedom and enjoyment. Even busy weekends have plenty of moments to relax.
People find it psychologically challenging to switch back into obligations and routines that they have little say over. It may feel like a loss of independence and control.
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Various studies have documented the Monday Blues, which essentially is an imposition on the working person, a loss of freedom coupled with the arrival of work-related stress.
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.
Hating Monday is practically an international pastime. There’s a bit of a collective conscience that Mondays suck.
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The Sunday 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 nature. But prolonged anxiety can lead to chronic stress, which increases your risk of health problems, including depression, heart disease, digestive problems, sleep issues, and more.
Treating yourself well on Sunday can help you feel better about Monday. You can try: