Sunday, January 22, 2012

Oh Sundays...

I have a strange, love-hate relationships with Sundays. I love being able to sleep in a little in the morning, and then go to church, and spend the rest of the afternoon grocery shopping and being lazy. Once about 6 o'clock rolls around, however, that all changes. I'm one of those people who fall victim to the "Sunday night depression". SEVERE depression. So far, I really like my job, and once my week gets going, I don't mind being at work, but for some reason, I always DREAD the upcoming week on Sunday nights. Maybe it's just because I love so much the time that the weekends provide me to spend with my loved ones, and it is quite sad when that comes to an end. So when I stumbled upon this article by Women's Health addressing the same exact subject, I wasted no time in reading it.

The article details simple little things you can do to make Sunday nights (and Monday mornings for that matter) a little less painful. Andrew and I tried a few of the suggestions last weekend, and guess what? It worked! Last weekend we made sure we had all of our laundry, grocery shopping, bill paying, cleaning, and other chores done by about 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. I took my time making a wonderful (if I do say so myself) dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, which Andrew and I enjoyed with a glass of wine. We finished the weekend by cozying up on the couch with hot chocolate and renting a movie on iTunes. It was lovely, and by the time bedtime rolled around, I felt relaxed, and prepared to take on the week ahead.

Tomorrow marks the first official day of my busy season, which means that 12 to 13 hour work days are going to be the norm. In the next few months, Andrew and I will continue to perfect this so that we can enjoy or weekends to the fullest, and when Sunday evening rolls around, feel refreshed and ready to take on the week ahead!

Does any one else struggle with Sunday evening depression? Do you do anything to make Sunday evenings and Monday mornings better for yourself that this article doesn't mention? If so, we would love to hear!

So cheers to Sunday! And may your evening be as relaxing as possible.


E & A

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