The Reality Of Monday Anxiety & Tips To Lessen It

Monday morning rolls around. Your alarm goes off, you open your eyes and the realisation of it being Monday hits you like a bus. How do you feel about it being Monday morning?

For some, Monday can trigger terrible anxiety and dread about the week, and it can be for a massive range of different reasons.

For me, Monday morning used to be a horrible time and would even reduce me to tears sometimes. I was unhappy at my office job, I wasn’t doing what I was passionate about and my anxiety was writhe as a result. Butterflies in my stomach would start churning and wouldn’t stop for hours. This went on for years which ultimately took a toll on my health, both physically and mentally.

With the help of my therapist, I did find ways in order to lessen that, and that is what I want to share with you as Monday Anxiety is very, very real. Below are some tips I found help lessen my Monday morning anxiety:

Identify the root.

This may not be obvious at first, but it can be important to find out why you are feeling so anxious about Monday. Is it your job? Are you overwhelmed by everything you have to do in the week? Once you find out the root cause of your anxiety, you can then start to work towards changing things.

Get prepared at the weekend.

I used to be an incredibly unorganised person and that definitely contributed to anxiety when the new week rolled around. What do I do now? Now I have a planner which I sit down with at the weekend, normally Sunday, to organise my week. This means I know what is going on and what to prepare for. If you need uniform for the week make sure you wash it at the weekend. Pack your gym bag at the weekend ready for you to pick up on Monday. These seem really simple, but they can easily be forgotten and they can make your life a lot easier.

ZZzzz

Get a decent night’s sleep on Sunday so you wake up feeling refreshed on Monday morning. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t sleep very well I have a headache and just feel very drowsy for most of the day, and who needs to start their week like that?! Get into bed an hour earlier on Sunday, read a book and switch off slowly to ensure a decent sleep.

Schedule in some fun.

With work, family, pets, household chores and other life admin it can be easy to forget to take some time out for yourself. Time to have fun or do something that you find relaxing is so important in order to look after yourself properly. Even if it for ten minutes a day, schedule in some time where you can do whatever you want to whether that be walking the dog, taking a bath or calling your best mate.

Do you have any other tips? I would love to know so please share in the comments x

Hanna Wright