Beat your Sunday night anxiety with these handy tips

It’s 7pm, oh sh*t it’s 7pm, where has the day gone? Why has the weekend vanished so quickly? Why is it only two days long? I’m not ready for it to be over just yet, aaah! Sound familiar?

I used to suffer hugely from Sunday night anxiety when I was at school. I remember the sound of the Coronation Street’s theme tune would send me into meltdown. It’s only as I’ve got older, have I realised how to cope with Sunday night blues.

Plan your week ahead

Firstly if you’re anything like me, I love to organise things. I’m forever writing to-do lists and scribbling things in my pocket diary (I know the iPhone is THEE way everyone does this nowadays but I like to have it written down). So my number one tip is to plan your week ahead.

If you know you have a busy week coming up this can cause you anxiety, so if you write it all down before you go to bed, you’ll feel more in control. Instead of tossing and turning in bed, going over the things that you need to remember and do, just simply pick up a pen and paper and jot everything down. Organising your thoughts in this way will ensure a more restful sleep.

Change your bedding

Often on a Sunday night, we don’t want to go to bed because we know that we have to wake up for work in the morning. So give yourself a reason to curl up under the sheets. I love clean bedding, the smell of the linen and softness of the duvet. This will also make you feel in control like you’re already being productive before Monday has even begun.

Create a reason to get excited for Monday

Monday usually signals the end of having fun, so creating a reason to enjoy something on a Monday will give you a better reason to get out of bed in the morning. You could treat yourself to a nice breakfast/ lunch, or plan something fun to do after work. It can be anything, big or small!

Plan your outfit

Planning your outfit will take the stress out of deciding what to wear in the morning. Maybe you have a new top or outfit to wear? There’s no better day to wear it on than a Monday, because you want to pick yourself up and feel your best. This is an extra layer of preparation which will make your Monday morning run smoothly.

Create a motivation mix

Make a playlist of songs that can inspire and uplift you. I have a playlist called Motivation Mix which I created on Spotify. The playlist is full of what I call ‘fist pump feeling songs’. I listen to this playlist on my commute into work as it sets me in the right mood for the day. On a Monday morning I avoid anything melancholic or sad.

These are some songs I have on my playlist:

  1. Song 2 by Blur.
  2. Let’s Dance to Joy Division by The Wombats.
  3. Can’t Stop by Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
  4. Shackles by Mary Mary.
  5. Pencil full of Lead by Paolo Nutini.

They are all older songs but they are classics and they will help you start your day in the right way.

Do you have any tips of your own I could try? Please let me know in the comments below!

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