Why Sundays can be boring (and how to fix that)

Sunday. It’s a day that means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Some perceive it to be a good or a bad day. Some might feel completely indifferent towards a Sunday. It’s the context of a Sunday, and how it fits into your life, that can make it a particularly tough day to endure.

Sunday can be boring. Although you really don’t want to work (or go to school) come Monday, you’re preoccupied with the mere thought of it looming just around the corner.

Sunday can also feel downright sad. It represents the end of the weekend – which is generally a very prosperous time spent socialising, having copious amounts of fun and enjoying life. The prospect of resuming work can really cast a dark cloud over your entire day. Party’s over, kid. Back to those duties and responsibilities.

Why are Sundays so boring?

Sundays are usually boring because it marks the end of the weekend. With work and school taking up most of our weeks, the weekend is a time that most people can let loose and enjoy themselves. The thought of returning to work or school on Monday can cause procrastination and a lack of motivation to do anything on a Sunday, causing boredom.

How to make Sunday less boring

It’s incredibly common to find Sunday difficult. A mixture of emotions can leave us with a sense of dread and a real lack of motivation. In turn, we find it harder to carry out tasks and activities, thus the cycle continues.

There are a number of tasks that you might regularly complete on a Sunday – menial tasks like homework, household chores and planning out the week ahead. One simple tip – try doing these tasks on Saturday instead. It’s a shift in mindset. Doing this will leave more room for more exciting activities come Sunday. You can do it!

If you do find yourself bored with your newfound Sunday free time, try doing something. Anything. It doesn’t have to be huge. You’re more likely to feel that sweet feeling of accomplishment when you get up and do something that you weren’t expecting to do. Something that isn’t homework or household chores. Here are some sure-fire activities that work for me:

  • Get up early – get more done!
  • Spend time outdoors (walk, run, anything!)
  • Cook or bake
  • Listen to a new album or artist
  • Write, draw or play an instrument
  • Start a new project (website, blog, knitting)
  • Plan a future trip or adventure

Final Thoughts

There are hundreds of other things you could spend your Sunday doing. Once you know what works for you, stick to it – but keep it fresh and exciting. Once you’ve finished that new project, get involved in another one.

It’s OK to do absolutely nothing on a Sunday if you’re comfortable with that. It’s also OK to get up at 6 am, meditate, eat an entire pack of Oreos and direct a short film. Sunday is really what you make it – whether it’s a day filled with activities and adrenaline, or a day spent in peaceful solitude.

How do you spend your Sundays?

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