Many people do not like the thought of going back to work again once the weekend comes to an end. Sometimes, people feel the Sunday blues when the vacation, rest, or fun time with friends and family get interrupted.
KAMI learned that according to a study, about 81% of about 1,000 respondents feel more anxious when they realize that their weekend is about to end.
Psychologists refer to it as the “anticipatory anxiety.” Even though who love their work experience anxiety due to job expectations or workload.
How to get over the pre-work blues?
In a report by CNN Philippines, exercise is beneficial to reduce anxiety and depression. It can also boost one’s mood and enhance sleep to fight Sunday stress.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, just five minutes of aerobic exercise can already reduce anxiety.
Take time to enjoy nature
According to a 2013 study, walking in green spaces could help the brain into a state of meditation. Another study revealed that a 10-minute walk in an urban park three times a week could reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Avoid drinking alcohol
Drinking alcohol could rattle normal sleep patterns and reduce the quality of sleep during the night.
Write down your worries
Overthinking or even unconsciously worrying about things can cause restless sleep or even insomnia.
To reduce stress, it is suggested that the person write down all the things that should be done for Monday or the entire week.
Other than that, it is also recommended to make a list of things to be grateful for.
Practice a healthy sleeping pattern
The first thing to do is set up the sleep environment and establish a bedtime routine. The repetition will train the body to recognize the time to relax and sleep.
Try eliminating all bright lights or using eyeshades and blackout curtains to keep the room dark. It is also suggested to spend at least an hour before going to bed doing something relaxing like reading a book, meditation, or yoga.
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