Isn't the term 'Sunday Funday' just the most annoying, completely false term? Sunday, around 4 p.m. to be precise, we all sigh in unison. Sunday night fear is something we all fear, but often just turn into a jovial story, but it's a legitimate thing. Even science says so.
In 2013 Monster.com did a poll, where they found that 81% of American respondents said they get Sunday-night-blues, with 59% describing them as "really bad". Is there a solution? Well, there isn't a cure (apart from maybe eloping to Hawaii) but there are ways to reduce Sunday night anxiety.
This is a very boring tip, but arguably the most important. We all have that habit of letting off steam on Friday and Saturday, which means by Sunday we haven't done any of our admin or chores. Rather than leave it all to Sunday, space it out. An hour on Friday evening and Saturday day will make Sunday far less daunting. No one likes cleaning, paying bills or begrudgingly shuffling off to family events. But we have to do them. So just get them over with.
We all want to avoid adult life on a Sunday, and usually spend it hungover in bed with a pizza box on one side of the bed and regret on the other. But get up, get over that hangover and see your friends. Having a pity party on Sunday is only going to make your mood worse. Don't go cray, because the only thing worse than Monday mornings are hungover Monday mornings, but do something active/fun. Grab brunch with your friends and then hit a yoga class.
Quit Your Job
This isn't any easy solution, but if you absolutely dread going to work every week, then you're in the wrong job. Work is work, but unless you do something you love or at least tolerate, then there's no point. We spend more time in the office then at home, so it has to be a place you enjoy. Life is too short.
Maybe the problem isn't the job, maybe it's you. If you've tried multiple careers and you still get this feeling, then you're either seriously unlucky or it's to do with your mental state. Saying be "positive" makes my blood boil, but the sentiment is there. Mindfulness apps, self-help books, therapy or simply talking about it with people you love- voicing what exactly your dreading and why will help you decide if it's the job, or you, or both. Basically, talking helps, it's cathartic.
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