Tag: depression

Why Do We Still Get that Back to School Feeling As Adults?

Why Do We Still Get that Back to School Feeling As Adults?

As summer draws to a close, we might – even as adults – get that creeping back-to-school feeling. September can often signal a time of change and new beginnings. Counsellor Miriam Christie agrees: “This back-to-school kind of feeling is not a positive energy for everyone. […]

How social media can affect our body image

How social media can affect our body image

Impressionable minds: we take a closer look at the rise of mental health issues as a result of using social media. Research by wellbeing brand Soul Analyse looked at the impact social media is having on people’s mental health. Over 2000 adults were asked about […]

Managing work-related anxiety and Sunday dread

Managing work-related anxiety and Sunday dread

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