Discover a few tips to beat the Sunday blues
You know the Sunday blues... the feeling that turns up when the Sunday is coming to an end - a certain melancholy or sadness, maybe a sort of mild depression.
I believe that the Sunday blues is a by-product of certain structures in Western society, namely school and work.
Underlying the Sunday blues is the feeling that on Monday morning we have to go back to school or to work, and that the mini-holiday that is the weekend is ending.
For me the Sunday blues takes the shape of stress usually - I feel as if Monday "is already here" and as if I'm not getting enough time to do all I want to do.
Sometimes, when I haven't taken care of those thoughts and feelings, they turn into resistance and I end up wandering around the house up to 1am, avoiding going to bed.
The root of the emotions which come with the Sunday blues is our thoughts being more focused in the future (Monday morning) than in the here and now (Sunday evening).
These thoughts are subtle - you may not even be conscious that you're not fully present, until you realize you that you feel sad, apathetic and unmotivated, and you don't even know why.
So, with the intention that they are useful to you, I present you with a selection of the top five ways in which I beat the Sunday blues:
The key point to beat the Sunday blues is to take your attention off the future and actively put it on to something that makes you feel good here and now.
As you start feeling better and continue focused on what's making you feel good you build momentum, and eventually the sadness, melancholy or stress disappear altogether.
Now sometimes we just want to feel sad, even if we refuse to acknowledge it - and that's fine, just be aware that that is your choice.
It also takes just the choice to feel good to be open to things that make you feel good - or actively seek them.
Out of experience... feeling good is a much nicer way of spending the Sunday evening than feeling bad ;-)
"This is the best time in all eternity for a Creator to Create."
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