Chit Chat: Sunday Blues
I have a horrible habit of suffering from the Sunday Blues. Sunday usually starts off amazing. I typically sleep in, treat myself to a breakfast of pancakes, and then spend the remainder of my morning and afternoon around my house do simple things that I enjoy but don't have time any other time during the week. It is comforting, peaceful, and relaxing. Then sometime after 4 o'clock my entire mood changes.
It starts with the realization that my weekend is coming to an end. No matter how much fun my weekend was Sunday evenings are filled with a vague uneasiness and sense of dread. There is anxiousness for the upcoming week, a rehearsing of the week before me, and a worry for the big projects I have to handle in the next few days.
Sundays should be a day of relaxation but instead myself (and I believe many others) spend it feeling unsettled and tense. I am unable to enjoy the remaining hours of my weekend because of the umbrella that seems to be hanging over the rest of the day. The last few weekends this has been particularly bad. Yesterday I was sitting on my sofa wasting time that could have been spent enjoying the sunshine, a good book, or a favorite tv show by instead being sad and stressed when I finally decided that I had to work on changing this feeling.
I immediately got up and called a friend that I seldom get to see and scheduled a dinner on Thursday night. Having something fun on my calendar for mid-week was an instant pick-me-up. While I still am not looking forward to going into the office this morning the feeling of dread is somewhat eased by the fact that I have something to look forward to this week.
Do you get the Sunday Blues? How do you deal with them?
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