I am much too familiar with that Sunday night dread where you want the weekend to last forever (or just one more day). Here are a few strategies to help combat that depressing feeling.
Make sure you have a plan for the week
Be it lesson plans or work goals, you need to have a game plan in mind of what you're in for and at least a basic idea of how you'll tackle it. You can review lesson plans and gather necessary materials, or make a to-do list for the work week- that way, come Monday, you're prepared to tackle tough jobs.
Focus on something positive happening that week
Either at work, or when you get home (or if there's nothing, make something happen! A fun girl's night out on Thursday, or an exciting work project, basic time to unwind at home, etc.).
Prep everything for the week
Make sure lunches are packed (or money/checks are ready), outfits are fully laid out, pay your bills (or do anything you can do now to take stress off the upcoming week), or tidy up the house (clear space, clear mind- oftentimes).
Do something to unwind
Read a book, take a bubble bath, drink some tea, watch your favorite show, do yoga, exercise, work on your hobby- anything that will make you happier and/or relaxed.
Painting your nails
This may seem a little odd, but doing something as simple as painting your nails (or having your nails done) can make the week seem less daunting. Looking/feeling your best can give you a needed boost. I know many women who feel this way when their nails are freshly done :)
Write 3 positive things about the upcoming week
Maybe you're excited about date night ahead, thankful that you have a career and/or your health, etc. This doesn't have to just be about the upcoming week- it can be positive thoughts in general. Let this be a brain dump too- make a whole list of positive things about your life in general. Take the time to be positive and thankful and your mind will be more at ease.
Do you have any other tips that you've found helpful to look forward to the week instead of dread it?
Blog posts from 2014-2015 were transferred from my original blog on blogger, Oshiro Design, to my updated website, oshirodesigns.com