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How I stopped the Sunday evening blues! 5 easy tricks

Updated on April 25, 2013

When the Sunday afternoon draws to a close, it’s the same scenario: anxieties, sudden fatigue, even nausea. However, the symptoms are strangely disappearing during the holidays. Right? These difficulties can be a sign of a real problem with our job: we do not like it; the atmosphere is anxiety-provoking, it’s stressful.

This is not pleasant but it is not a sufficient reason to ruin our Sundays! So, there are some tips and tricks.

1. Anticipate Monday with efficiency

Organize the agenda for the next week Friday, to enjoy your weekend. Organize your work so that Monday you can dispense with the most unpleasant tasks.

Set a lunch break or a coffee break with a friend for Tuesday. Organize a shopping afternoon for Wednesday. Start exercising in the morning before work to release some endorphin.

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Plan fun and relaxing things, either during lunch breaks, or immediately after work. This is a good way to associate work with pleasant things. When it comes to office tasks, try to be as organized as possible. This way you can be ready and well prepared, you can spend the necessary time to ensure that everything is done perfectly. Your work improves and the anxiety is reduced.

2. Have a dynamic weekend!

One other trick in order to stop the Sunday evening blues is to avoid the “lethargic mode”. This makes the start of the week even more difficult to live. Invite your friends, play sports, go see a show.

Of course, alternate with moments of rest. Your body and mind deserve some quiet time. It’s not a question of clutter your weekend, because exhaustion favors Sunday evening blues.

3. Saturday evening ritual

Make sure that your Sunday night is dedicated to pleasure, rather to the thought that the next day you have to go to work.

Always plan something to do! A family game, or a dinner with friends. In a relationship or solo, prepare a fine dinner: a slice of salmon and a glass of white wine, nothing better to cheer you up!

4. The positive visualization test

If despite your best efforts you fail to banish the thought of ending that the weekend ends, then you can perform this exercise, for 10 -15 minutes: comfortably seated, slide into relaxation and breathe consciously (inspiration - your belly swells and the expired breath is long.

Close your eyes and release your body, from head to toe, then display your Monday 'good mood': Every meeting, file and phone call are stress free. Your presentation will come out great. Your boss will smile to you the entire week. Let the feeling of accomplishment spread in your body.

5. A friend or a shrink can also help

Get the facts straight! If the blues is too recurrent or occurs even on weekdays, then ask for help. Take a white sheet and a pencil, and note: what do you fear? That is what you fear so much? What are your real desires, professionally?

Formalize this "malfunction", and talk. First to a close friend, and if it does not work, a coach or psychotherapist. One or two sessions can be enough to see clearly.

And perhaps is time to change the job.


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      Shrikrishna Potdar 4 years ago from Bangalore

      Fitmag. These are Nice & easy tricks to play with mind make monday a better Monday. Will like to try some of the tricks shared by you. Thanks

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Nice hub, fitmag. I like the idea of planning a lunch or something for Tuesday. It gives you something to look forward to when Monday rolls around. I think a lot of people have the Sunday Evening Blues, so this is a very useful hub for many.

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      fitmag 4 years ago

      Thx, ananceleste!:)

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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      Loved this article! Great ideas to make the transition less painful. Voted up and interesting