You are not alone if you wake up on Sunday morning dreading that you have to go back to work on Monday. The problem with this is that Sunday Dread may be eating up your second day off a week. These tips will help.
Plan Something Fun
Plan something fun for the time of day your Monday Blues typically sets in. If it sets in early in the day, schedule brunch with your friends—if it usually happens at night distract yourself with a movie, hobby, time in nature, or Sunday dinner with family and friends.
Don’t Check Your Email
Anxiety can really begin to rise when you start checking your email and thinking about the tasks you have to complete when you return to work on Monday. If you need to turn off your work email alerts over the weekend.
Head To Bed Early
Plan your late-night outings on Friday and Saturday night, then do something relaxing Sunday evening and head to bed early—or at least on time. This will ensure that you wake up rested and ready to tackle the week ahead.
Last but not least, consider if your current job is right for you. If your Sunday Dread is extreme it is the universe’s way of telling you it’s time to find a better fit—a job you look forward to going to. Yes, those really do exist!