We don’t know about you, but when it gets to 5/6pm on a Sunday evening, we start to get that Sunday night feeling. You know the one, when you know the weekend is coming to an end and you’ve got to go back to work tomorrow.
Also commonly known as “Sunday night blues”, this is a real thing and can manifest itself in feelings of anxiety, irritability and anger.
While there is no immediate cure (well, unless you win the lottery and can quit your job!), there are a few things you can do to help ease your transition back into the working week:
- Get organised for Monday in advance – we’ll be writing a blog on this soon, but doing your meal prep, laundry etc in advance will help you feel better and more prepared for the week ahead.
- Plan something fun for Sunday evening! Why not go to the cinema or go out for dinner on Sunday evening? It will help stretch out the weekend a little bit longer!
- Make sure you have things to look forward to during the week – even if they are small things like wearing a new outfit that you love, going out for a nice breakfast to lunch or reading a great book on your commute. Planning a mid-week catch up with some friends who you know will give you a laugh is also a good idea.
- Try to get a good night’s sleep (check out our blog How to get your best night’s sleep for tips)
We often don’t get a good night’s sleep on a Sunday evening. If this is true for you too, don’t worry – our bodies can be surprisingly resourceful and, while you may not be at your absolutely best the next day, you will get through it and will be fine (and chances are that you will then have a great sleep the next night)!