A new survey by LinkedIn found that 80% of workplace professionals experience stress and anxiety that builds up on Sunday nights before the return of the work week, also known as the “Sunday Scaries.”
3 quick ways to combat these feelings when they arise are:
1. Take 10 minutes Sunday evening and write down the top 3-5 items, work or personal related, that you will accomplish on Monday. If work related issues are driving the biggest anxieties, create a quick action plan on how you’ll address them instead of just thinking about it.
2. Start winding down Sunday evening at a reasonable time. Listen to music, read inspirational articles or stimulating books. Remove every and anything that stimulates you in a negative way.
3. Treat for yourself on Monday. Wake up early and buy yourself breakfast or a fancy $10 coffee from Starbucks. Ultimately the idea is to give yourself give something to look forward to Monday morning.