We’ve all been there, it’s Sunday night and the anxiety about going back to work tomorrow sets in. It’s truthfully a terrible place to be in, I’ve been the girl who can’t sleep and starts to feel nauseous at the thought of having to go to wok tomorrow. I’m hear to tell you 9 times out of 10 it’s not normal so here are 5 things you can do to offset that feeling!
1.Finish all started tasks on Friday and Leave a Monday To Do List
I found in the past it’s been easier on my mental to make sure prior to leaving the work place on Friday that all my tasks are ended, all loose ends are tied up and that I create a detailed to do list for Monday. It allows for me to have a clear head all weekend with no worries and for my Monday’s to run smoothly.
2. Unplug on the Weekends
I am and always have been a women who thoroughly enjoys a healthy work life balance. When work mode is on, it’s completely on but when I leave the office, I am not the woman who will be checking emails and hopping on work calls when I’m at a festival with my family on the weekend or when I’m cooking dinner Wednesday night with my husband. It’s important to keep your weekends (whether that’s actually Saturday and Sunday or a midweek break) for you and to unplug and enjoy.
3. Ask Yourself Why You Feel This Way
Now I’m not saying that it’s not sometimes normal or justified to have the dreaded anxieties about heading into work on Monday. Maybe you have a big presentation to give or an important meeting – completely justified stressors but what about every single Monday? Even when there’s nothing going on, why are you feeling so terrible Sunday night? Are you overwhelmed at work or is it time to take a deeper look at our career and current job and reevaluate where you are and what’s important to you. One thing I will always advocate is knowing when to walk away – from a job, a relationship and even happy hour with friends.
4. Do Something Fun on Sunday
A few weeks ago I had a serious conversation with my husband about some anxieties I was having – a very tear filled conversation might I add and guess what he did. He planned a super fun day for us. We went to Disney Springs, had some great tacos, had drinks, went to a Mexican Restaurant and had more drinks and then went home…. and had more drinks. My point in sharing is to say when the Sunday Scaries set in find yourself an activity to take your mind off the anxieties – something relaxing or fun!