The survey from the job social network LinkedIn, of about 3,000 Americans in 2021, shows that 66% of respondents admit they have a “Sunday Fear”.
Most of us feel anxious and stressed during work days, then feel better on Friday and Saturday nights. By Sunday, you will start to feel anxious and stressed about responsibilities. faced on Monday morning.
However, not everyone falls for such fear. The most successful people in the world have three basic weekend strategies to overcome this fear.
Plan for the new week
Creating a plan for the new week helps you deal with the ambiguity that causes stress and anxiety. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has a habit of using the weekend.
Productivity expert Chris Bailey tells CNBS about his “3-point” rule: First, list three goals you want to accomplish, whether in your work or personal life. Making such plans allows you to think about how you want to focus your time, attention, and energy. You can then tailor your daily routines to achieve these goals.
Create task and achievement lists
The fear of Sundays often makes you doubt yourself, but downplaying your personal abilities can backfire.
Instead, the antidote to these negative feelings is to think about your accomplishments and shape the future based on them.
Bailey recommends making an achievement list and a task list, then updating both lists every Sunday. An achievement list should highlight what you did last week, even something as small as going to bed early, waking up early, while the task list should highlight important goals to be achieved for the coming week. .
Take good care of yourself
When you can remain calm and steady despite changing work or life conditions, you will still accomplish what you want.
Self-care can help you cope with turbulent times or reduce feelings of anxiety. Bailey lists journaling, calling a friend, meditating, exercising… as great examples of self-care. It is important that you persevere in doing it to get rid of negative thoughts on Sunday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook once said that on Sundays, he usually gets up early to go to the gym. Meanwhile, the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, will spend his last day with his sons.
Thuy Linh (According to CNBC)