Sunday Night Stress Out in Monday Morning Hindsight
Most every Sunday evening I find myself in a funk. I am sullen and overwrought with ideas and worry about the busy week ahead. More often than I care to admit, my husband has wiped away tears because of my Sunday Night Stress Out.
This morning I am feeling the effects of another Sunday Night Stress Out. My sleep was listless and my dreams bizarre. My husband, as always, took my stress with stride and slept like a baby (a baby that sleeps, not like my babies who don’t sleep.) 🙂
I used to think I was the only one who suffered from Sunday Night Stress Outs but a few weeks ago at the teachers’ lunch table my friends Charlotte and Debbie were discussing stressors and Charlotte said she frequently freaked out on Sunday nights about the week ahead. She admitted to a desperate need to clean and organize. I, too, have these same impulses on Sunday evenings. She conceded that she worried about how they were going to fulfill their demanding schedules and how their daughters are doing in school socially. I, too, worry about our ridiculous schedule and how my kids are going to make it in school. I was not alone in my Sunday Night Stress Outs!
It was as if the heavens opened up and the angels were singing, the amazing, professional, always cool Charlotte has Sunday Night Stress Outs too!
Debbie admitted that she also found her self worked up on Sunday nights and even our quiet Keri (gifted teacher extraordinaire) said Sunday nights were hard for her.
So as I sit this fine, clear Monday morning, listening to the neighbor’s crazy rooster crow, I am consoled by the idea that today is a new day and that I just might not be the only one who suffered from a Sunday Night Stress Out.
With only a few days until school breaks for summer, I know tensions are high and anxiety is running rampant, breathe deep today and know that these tensions fade with time, sleep, and understanding that you are not alone in your worries.
Let those Sunday Night Stress Outs or Manic Monday Moodiness go and the rest will flow more easily. Put your best intentions into making things happen instead of worrying about what might happen. Find a positive focus and don’t divert from it!
Saying good-bye to the Sunday Night Stress Outs will help you have clearer vision on Monday morning, making you more alert and ready for what may come. With this thought in mind, I have to go make coffee and get this awesome week under way. Here’s to Monday Morning Hindsight!
By: Melanie A. Peters