Not that kind of blues. And not that kind of beating. Image credit: Olivia Connell on Unsplash

If you’ve found this article, you probably already know what the Sunday night blues are. 

We have all been there. The weekend is winding down and you realize that Monday – the first day of the workweek – is just around the corner. You might feel a little uneasy and apprehensive about this.

The Sunday night blues are real, and they are no joke. According to a study carried out in 2019, 81% of American workers suffer from the Sunday night blues, or the ‘Sunday scaries’.

What are the Sunday night blues?

The Sunday night blues are another term for anxiety or stress over returning to work or school after having time off. 

Why do we get the Sunday night blues?

There are a number of reasons why you might feel like this on a Sunday. You might feel like there’s nothing to look forward to during the week. You might be dreading a return to your normal routine after a holiday. You might feel like your job is not fulfilling enough.

Luckily, there are ways you can beat the Sunday night blues and start your week on a high note!

How to defeat the Sunday night blues

Here are just a few useful ways in which you can deter those Sunday night blues and start your week with some momentum:

Final thoughts

Most of us – we see you – have been waiting for the weekend to come around since Monday rolled itself in. 

And when it comes to the end of the weekend, something happens. Maybe it’s the anticipation of going back to work on Monday that has you feeling blue, or the harrowing thought of schoolwork.

It is possible to enjoy your Sundays – we promise. When you start giving yourself reasons to enjoy the week, or not fear it, it becomes a hell of a lot easier.

We hope that this blog helped you to discover more about the Sunday night blues and why a huge percentage of modern society populations experience it. Share your thoughts with us below!

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