This week’s post is all about getting over the Sunday Night Blues that hit us, especially now that it is nice out again. We can spend an entire weekend enjoying the outdoor and then Sunday night comes along and bursts our happy bubble. How magical would our summer weekends be if Monday never came along?!
Here’s 4 tips for beating the Summer Sunday Night Blues (and 3 extra tips from a previous post for those of you who really need ‘em!).
Get all of your weekend tasks done on Saturday. This includes things like chores, errands, completing your weekly planning for the next week, etc. If you have an excess of things to get done in a weekend, I recommend leaving your most favorite tasks for Sunday. Hate grocery shopping? Do that on Saturday. Love taking your dog for an extra long walk? Plan that for Sunday!
Schedule 30 minutes of “wine” down time. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy the last few moments of daylight out on your porch to help you wind down from the busy weekend (yes, pun intended). The only thing allowed to be on your mind is how delicious your wine is, how beautiful summers are and how deep of breaths you’re taking between sips!
Complete 3 small tasks to make your Monday morning more efficient. These can vary by person but my go-to Sunday night tasks are a) making a lunch for the next day, b) setting up the coffee pot for the next morning and c) tidying up for no more than 10 minutes (literally, I set a timer - it helps me move quickly and at the end I just feel more relaxed).
Start a Sunday Night Blues journal. Sounds kind of weird, right? Essentially, you create a journal just to capture what specifically prompts you to feel those blues. There are most likely themes to be identified as the weeks go on. I recommend doing this for at least 3-4 weeks before identifying themes.
Like I said in my previous post about this topic...if you’re one of those people who has a stomach full of knots right now at the thought of the looming Monday morning, my heart goes out to you! It is a sickening feeling and creates an immense amount of dissonance in our lives. Here’s a Steve Jobs quote that I love and helps remind me that if something is going well, there is still time for change:
“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like, “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
If the answer for you has been “no” for too many Sunday nights or Monday morning’s in a row, I’d love to connect with you! As a coach, I am trained to help you figure out where you’re getting stuck and how to get you moving forward with direction and EXCITEMENT! Fill out the form below for a free, no obligation 30 minute coaching session!