Monday morning blues are real. Research by Mind suggests 66% of us feel anxious at the thought of the working week ahead. The changes that Covid-19 has brought to our working world – no commute, working from home, furlough etc – haven’t altered the sickening feeling that many of us feel creeping over us from Sunday evening.
Psychologists propose a number of reasons for this:
- Our brains are trained into a mode of weekend rest and week ahead anticipation
- Covid-19 adds an extra layer of mourning for our old structure
- Lack of the old structure brings new anxieties about what Monday may hold
If you’re one of those people for whom the prospect of Monday has long held a sense of creeping anxiety, however, here is a different take on it and an exercise to try out.
Read the whole article on Welldoing.org