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Reduce Those Monday Jitters

By Donna Stark

Having a stress-free weekend off from work is great, but do you ever get to Sunday night and experience what I like to call the Monday jitters? Those feelings of anxiousness, dread, and perhaps even a little bit of fear when realizing the new week is just about to start? If you get these jitters, don't worry, you are not alone! Many people end their weekend feeling this way too, but it doesn't always have to be so bad. There are several things you can do that can actually help you become excited for the week ahead. Take a look.

Become Less Involved

If you are constantly saying yes and committing to too many people and events, your week can quickly become overwhelming. So try to become less involved (I know ... that's a hard concept to apply) and take things a little bit slower. By having fewer obligations, you may be able to utilize your time more wisely and will feel better about the direction your week is going to take.

End the Weekend on a Good Note

Having something to look forward to on Sunday night may be just what you need to distract yourself from the Monday jitters. Fortunately, it doesn't require a huge event or anything big. A simple dinner and a game night with the family will do the trick.

Plan Fun Activities During the Week

Stop saving all the fun for the weekend! Weeknights deserve some attention too. By planning a weeknight activity, such as seeing a movie, going out for dinner, or visiting the local ice cream parlor, you will be giving yourself and your family something fun to look forward to. On top of that, it helps to break the week up and gives everyone a chance to relax.

Make a List

Still getting anxious about what the week has in store for you or how you will be able to get things done? Take some time on Sunday night, review your calendar, and create a to-do list for the week. It's a great way to stay organized and focused, and it can help calm all of those stressed-out, anxious thoughts running through your brain.

Looking Forward to a Great Week

Sure, there is no way to predict what the week ahead has in store for you, but instead of worrying about things that you aren't even sure need worrying about, you can take some proactive steps to keep things in perspective. With just a little bit of planning and some new habits, you can start your week off by jumping out of the bed instead of hiding under the covers.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

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