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If you have Sunday Scaries; Improve your Monday

Updated: Dec 9, 2019

who are e n d u r i n g the corporate c h a o sappen to the 9-5ers. Those young professionals;

who need to be in the office at 9am on Monday

who are e n d u r i n g the corporate c h a o s

who find themselves feeling anxious as they realize the weekend is passing by

and no matter what they do, they cannot stop it.


This is just the law of time - not "sunday scaries"

Sundays were not always scary so where/when did it occur?


My theory: The millennial mindset of young professionals over the past decade has created a numbing 'I can do better' attitude in the corporate day-to-day world. The idea of leaving their safe and self-proclaimed weekend with full control of the daily occurrences is scary because everyone likes having what they want when they want it. Changing from "their" time to the "company's time" gives them anxiety because essentially they are losing control... too deep for you?


The corporate world may not be perfect for everyone, but it is great for many. If you think about it, you have a similar schedule to most people. Which means: it is easy to plan personal activities with friends and family. You can complete your life to-dos around your work to-dos. You know when you are expected to be where.


The only reason I can think of that this wouldn't work for your lifestyle is if you are obsessed with spontaneity and crave the idea of never knowing where to be or what to do or when to do it. So why do so many young professionals have the Sunday Scaries?


Just last week I was with a group talking about going back to work monday and one of the girls said, "The Sunday Scaries are real!"


Here is the list of reason's I came up with:


1. Someone taught you Mondays are and will always be awful for as long as we all shall work.

2. You're just not a morning person.

3. You dislike your job.

4. You find more joy from two days of weekend activities than you do your full-time career... sad but true?

5. You don't have the right p e r s p e c t i v e.


If I had to guess, I'd say it's a mix of all of them, but the absolute most important one to focus on improving is # 5.


Fact: Mondays are not bad because it is Monday. Mondays won't always suck. The day of the week has nothing to do with your joy or happiness.

Fact: If you're just not a morning person then you must have the Tuesday scaries, Wednesday scaries.... you get the picture.

Fact: If you dislike your job, you're the only one who can do something about it.

Fact: Although work will always be work and isn't always fun, you should at least like it.


Change your perspective of your job, your weekend, your life, and your happiness. Have some understanding of the real task at hand: living a full life. Where are you at? What do you have? How can you use it to create the most incredible experience for yourself? How can you be happy and satisfied. Take your Sunday Scaries, throw them out the window and start thinking about how you can make your Mondays shine.


#SundayScaries #YoungProfessionals #retention

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