One of the biggest joy-drains is the Sunday Blues.
You know, that feeling of discomfort as soon as 4:00 p.m. hits on the last day of your weekend.
Well, what if you didn't have to feel that way?
Here are my Intuitive Coaching suggestions for overcoming the Sunday Blues:
Complete your chores, like house cleaning, decluttering, laundry and food shopping on Saturday morning before noon or even better do these tasks on Wednesday and Thursday night.
This gives you the entire weekend to relax, engage your spiritual practice (meditation, affirmations, prayer, journaling), play, binge watch Broad City or Super Soul Sunday (depending on your mood), go for a walk and spend time with people you enjoy. *Plan ahead for big projects like taxes and cleaning out the garage, aim to only give a portion of your weekend to these projects.
Speaking of which, devote more of your weekend to doing the tasks and activities you really enjoy. RECLAIM YOUR JOY. Savor as much of your weekend/down time as you can. Hell, it's your weekend. If you don't honor it, who else will? ...just sayin'.
If you have a side hustle that you do on the weekend, be sure you give yourself at least 8 waking hours of fun and relaxation time.
If it ain't fun- don't do it. This is your holy permission slip to release commitments and obligations that do not serve you well. If you are not super excited about it- don't do it. At one point in your life those commitments served you well, but now it is time to give your attention to activities more in alignment with what lights you up right now. Make a commitment priorities list. Give your attention to the top 5 items on your list.
Plan something fun for Monday- this will give you something to look forward to. This can be as simple as saving your favorite t.v. show on the DVR or wearing your favorite outfit to work or making plans with friends for happy hour. Make Monday an extension of the weekend.
Try not to check work email or take work home on the weekends. Give yourself as much time away from work as possible. Find ways to miss your work (like you would miss a lover) so you look forward to going back on Monday.
Tune in to your feelings. Is it time for a change at work? Sometimes the Sunday Blues is a holy sign from the Universe that it is time to move on or make some changes in the way you are approaching your job. Understanding why you feel the way you do can offer you great insight and inspiration. So don't negatively judge your blues, just ask: Why do I feel this way?
Does your mindset need to be reprogrammed? Your Sunday Blues could simply be learned behavior. Maybe you always felt bummed on Sunday as a kid and now that response has become automatic in your adult life. Explore it. Again, ask yourself: Why do I feel this way? Trust your intuitive knowing of what is right... for you.
Get organized. Disorganization may be the reason Sunday sucks for you. Having to get up and rush around searching for things in an attempt to get out the door on Monday, can easily make you feel down and resentful on Sunday evening.
Explore ways to simplify your routine. Religiously put things where you'll find them. Lay out your clothes. Pack your food. What might take you 45 minutes in the frenzy of Monday morning, could easily take you 10-15 minutes during the calm of Saturday morning.
Struggling to get organized? Ask for help. Ask the most organized person you know for tips and suggestions. Hire a professional. I've found the easiest way to get organized is to declutter. Clean lines is the new orange.
Speaking of routine... is your lifestyle really working for you? Are you happy with your commute, home, health, social life, relationships, job description, food, responsibilities and hobbies? Take time to examine if you are allowing yourself to have what you really want? Maybe you've fallen into a routine that never worked for you in the first place? Are you willing to make a change? Again, the Sunday Blues may just be a sign that you've become too limited in your perception of life.
When I entered into professional life after college, I never considered that I could live close to where I worked. As a child, all the adults in my life complained about long L.A. commutes. I assumed that was the way it had to be, even though I was miserable and it seemed like such a waste for me to spend so much time on the road between home and work.
It was not until a colleague mentioned that she walked to work that I even considered another way. What? I could walk to work? I immediately set the intention that I would always live and work in the same area, so I could walk to and from my job. Once I set that intention, that's exactly what I created. Cleared my Sunday Blues right on up.
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