There’s nothing like the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend to induce the Sunday Scaries. You know about that term, right? It refers to the anxiety that sets in on Sunday when we think about going back to work or school on Monday. It’s not something I experience frequently (I did more a few years ago) but it’s a real thing that impacts many people.
I don’t necessarily have any great advice on how to deal with the Sunday Scaries other than my advice for any difficult feelings: acknowledge how you feel, think about why you might feel that way, and then do your best to let it go. In an effort to do that, and to get some of my tasks for the week out of the way, I went to the nursery yesterday and got wreaths and bows for the house. One big wreath for the side of the house (we’re on a corner and I like to hang a wreath on the side that faces the main road, a wreath for the front door, and a wreath for the side door. We didn’t hang them yet but we did get the Christmas decorations down from the attic and (mostly) got everything set up. Not the tree yet . . . I have the Kitten Scaries when I think about that . . . but everything else is done.
And now it’s Monday morning and it’s time to get ready for work and deal with the tasks that need to be handled. Good thing I like my job even if I would rather be home.