Sunday sadness: we all felt it but few of us got rid of it. Have you ever wondered why you are so sad that the weekend is over? The reason usually is that you have to go to work and do unpleasant things. The whole peace of mind of the weekend is gone and you have to start another stressful week with lots of problems to take care of.
You know that a body at rest tends to stay at rest. Metaphorically speaking, the same thing happens to us. We like to sit around all day and do nothing, so we’d like to keep doing that instead of going to work on Monday. However, your Sunday doesn’t have to be blue at all. We’ll teach you what to do in order to prevent Sunday blooms and how this will change your life in the long run.
You will have happy Sundays
The key to enjoying your Sundays is to schedule all your chores for Saturday. You will hate Saturdays but at least you will have a very beautiful Sunday. There is one more way to do it though. If you take care of all your obligations during the week, you will have a very nice weekend altogether. In my experience I discovered that this works best. Let the work for the week days and the play for the weekend. You get a certain peace of mind that allows you to enjoy leisure activities.
You will learn to think ahead
Now that you took care of chores, you are left with the problem of Monday obligations. Try to make this day as light as possible. This way you won’t have the same bad feeling about Monday coming up. Take care of the difficult tasks on Friday at work instead of doing them on the first day of the week.
Also, don’t schedule any other obligations outside of work on Monday. Instead, do something that you like. Make Mondays enjoyable and memorable. Maybe take a long bath or go skating. Do whatever makes you feel good. This way you sort of prolong your weekend. It can be hard, I know, but you will definitely get rid of Sunday sadness.
You will have a perfect day for spoiling yourself
Sunday should be the day when you do everything that you enjoy. Do you want to eat a double cheeseburger but you are on a diet? This is your cheat day. Do you want a massage, well go get one. Do you want to just lie around the house and do nothing? This is the perfect day for that. Anything that brings you pleasure should be done on Sunday,
If you feel in the afternoon that sad feelings creep up on you, call a friend or a lover to watch an inspirational movie or to have a meaningful conversation. This should cheer you up.
You will have positive week starts
A friend told me once that there is no such thing as a positive Monday. He was so wrong. Actively choose to have a positive attitude toward Mondays and you will quickly get rid of Sunday blooms. Remember that a week start is a chance to do something new, is a new beginning.
Surround yourself with positive thinkers and you will soon get rid of the negativity in your system too. If you choose to actively take control of your happiness, you will no longer have a victim mentality that made you think: oh no, I have to go to work tomorrow. Newsflash: you don’t have to do anything.
You will find your life purpose
Maybe your Sunday sadness is not a superficial matter that can be resolved with a long bath. There may be an underlying problem here. For example, your sadness might be a sign that you are dissatisfied with your job or that maybe you need a career change.
It is time to analyze whether you are fulfilling your life purpose. Every time you get the blues, sit down and think about why you have these feelings and what you’d like to be different. Write down your goals and come up with doable plans on how to achieve them.