If you have ever felt a sense of dread as the weekend draws to a close, you’ve experienced the Sunday Scaries. Feeling Sunday night anxiety is a common reaction to the looming work week. However, those nagging thoughts about work or school can rob you of your weekend and leave you feeling drained before Monday even rolls around. If you’re looking for ways to fight off the Sunday Scaries and enjoy a relaxing weekend, check out this list of helpful resources, courtesy of Slowist.
Start Your Weekend Productively
Instead of leaving your chores and errands for Sunday evening, get your weekend to-do list out of the way as soon as possible.
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- How to Have a Super Productive Weekend: 12 Helpful Tips
- 36 Cleaning Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner
- 20 Little Tips That Will Make Running Errands So Much Better
Do Something Fun
Scheduling fun activities for Sunday can help keep your mind off work and give you something to look forward to.
- 50 Things to Do on a Sunday to Start the Week Off Right
- 47 Cheap Fun Hobbies You Can Start This Weekend
- Sunday Dinner: The Family Tradition We Need To Bring Back
Set Yourself Up for Success
Consider a few ways to make your work week less stressful and your workspace more comfortable.
- A Checklist for Clearing Bad Energy from Your Home
- How To Utilize Sundays To Make Your Week Easier
- Prep Once, Eat Healthy All Week Long
Don’t let the Sunday Scaries interfere with your weekend! When you clock out on Friday, you deserve to enjoy a calming and rejuvenating respite from work. Do something productive, get out of the house, and practice self-care to banish those stomach knots and free your mind so you can fully relax during your time off.
Slowist is a blogging collective interested in all things ‘Slow’. Here, you will find articles written by a range of authors each with interests that help rest the mind, whether that be in developing skills requiring focus, techniques in mindfulness & relaxation, or diverting thought through reflection in literature or art in general. If you are interested in becoming a contributing author, please use the contact form to start the conversation.
Eleanor Wyatt is a workplace wellness expert and writer. She created Remote Work Wellness to provide advice to the growing remote workforce. She thinks it’s essential that people who work remotely be proactive about their health, and that’s what her site is all about. The resources she provides on her site are carefully curated from reputable sources and personal experiences to help people who work remotely care for their bodies and minds.