Pre-Sunday tips to overcome anxious feelings
People stress out on Sunday nights more than any of the other night of the week, bringing on the much-dreaded Sunday night blues. It's a time when they focus on everything they dislike about their work, their lives, and their relationships. Here's what you can do to avoid those anxious feelings and panic on Sunday nights:
What You'll Need
- Some relaxing or fun activities with loved ones on Sundays.
- Meditation can help too.
What You'll Do
- Focus on what's within your control, not on what's beyond it, and certainly not on that which might be based merely on fiction, especially when it comes to your work life.
- At the end of each work week, take 5 or 10 minutes to prepare for the next week by straightening up your work space, tying up loose ends, and making a to-do list. Investing the time now will help ease your mind for the next 48 hours.
- When planning your weekend, don't over schedule and certainly don't leave stressful activities for Sunday.
- If you ordinarily feel depressed on Sundays, then arrange a fun activity such as a special restaurant dinner or hanging out with friends. If you typically find yourself edgy, then indulge in something relaxing such as a movie or reading.
- If you get up at 6 a.m. during the week but sleep in on the weekends, you may not be tired come bedtime on Sunday. Leave Saturday for sleeping in. On Sunday try not to deviate too far from your regular wake up time.
- Turn your alarm clock away from the bed so that you aren't reminded of your approaching workday. Have confidence that it will wake you at the appropriate time.
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