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Sunday Night Blues

The Sunday Night Blues is a term used to describe the feeling of dread that many people experience on Sundays when they realize that Monday morning is just around the corner. You might feel like you have no energy left to get through another workweek or are worried about making mistakes at work or having tough conversations with your boss or coworkers. Or maybe you're just feeling really overwhelmed by everything on your plate right now and don't know where to start.

Other symptoms include:

  • feeling anxious, sad, or irritable on Sunday evenings.

  • dreading going to work the next day.

  • negative self-talk about situations at work.

WE’VE BEEN THERE. Here are some ideas to improve your Sunday evenings.


1.) Talk with a trusted person in your life. Tell them that you are having the Sunday Night Blues and describe how you are feeling.

2.) Determine if the SNB are just a temporary feeling or if it’s been going on for a while.

3.) Take some time to journal your feelings for the future.

**Prompt idea: What do you want your future to look like?

4.) Pay attention to your thoughts throughout the week at work. Recognize patterns and repeat feelings.

5.) Post a positive affirmation in places that you will see when getting ready for work and while at work.

Ultimately, sometimes a change is needed. That means different things for different people. If you’d like some help exploring that change, send us a message. We’d be happy to be an unbiased sounding board and offer a suggested action plan.

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