I’m sure we’ve all been there. It's Sunday evening, the effects from the previous night’s Jagerbombs are fading, you’re peeking through the curtain to see if your take away has landed, and you're almost sick to death of the series you’ve spent the day binge-watching. Then BANG, it hits you - almost as hard as those Jager’s - the realisation that you’re back to work in 12 hours. Panic sets in. How will I hit my target with a week to go? Did I remember to send that very important email on Friday? And will anyone else offer to go on the coffee run this week?! It's a cycle some are all too familiar with.
On a more serious note, this is the reality for a lot of people and don’t get me wrong, I might stay up a little later on a Sunday to squeeze what’s left of the weekend but that isn’t because I’m dreading going to work on Monday. If you’ve got to a point where you’re starting to dread work then it sounds like it's time for a change. We spend so much time at work, it’s important we enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, we all have bad days but overall job satisfaction is necessary for our wellbeing.
If you’re suffering from the “Sunday scaries”, drop me a message and let’s get to work on finding you the right role.
“The not-exactly-clinical diagnosis for this late-weekend malaise is the Sunday scaries, a term that has risen to prominence in the past decade or so. It is not altogether surprising that the transition from weekend to workweek is, and likely has always been, unpleasant. But despite the fact that the contours of the standard workweek haven’t changed for the better part of a century, there is something distinctly modern about the queasiness so many people feel on Sunday nights about returning to the grind of work or school”Read the original article here
80% of people spend part of their Sundays worrying about the work week.— Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) February 10, 2020
In recent years, Sundays have gotten busier and less relaxing.
Would more of us look forward to work if it took up fewer of our waking hours?#MondayMotivation https://t.co/cfZ9DyRZ8l
Racing from Monday to Friday, only to have the weekend’s freedom cut short by anxious thoughts of another #work week? You are not alone. @JPinsk details what some now refer to as the “Sunday scaries”, and how work has changed yet the scaries survived. https://t.co/axGBT50YFr— Dan Cable (@DanCable1) February 19, 2020
Why People Get the ‘Sunday Scaries’ https://t.co/IxHlw6jMtO— 𝑘𝑖𝑟𝑢𝑡𝑖 𝑣.8.0.0 (@kiruti) February 18, 2020
Interesting article from the #Atlantic: Why People Get the ‘Sunday Scaries’— Jeff Nugent (@CW_Solutions) February 17, 2020
"A 2018 survey commissioned by #LinkedIn found that 80 percent of working American adults worry about the upcoming workweek on Sundays."
Do you ever get the #SundayScaries? https://t.co/ElFtetvYNu pic.twitter.com/fIVR5IX8Db
#ICYMI: @UCSBHistory’s professor Nelson Lichtenstein and several other professors explain the anxiety many people feel on Sunday afternoons and evenings. #SundayScaries ⏰ | via @TheAtlantic https://t.co/oUJPo9kj8k— UC Santa Barbara (@ucsantabarbara) February 16, 2020