Is Sunday Really Depressing?

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Real Estate Agent with ReMax Realty Services

 

A week seems to pass by so fast. It’s only Monday before you realize that it is already Sunday. Being preoccupied with a lot of home, school, and work duties make most individuals hate Monday because it is the start of another week-long busy schedule that one has to endure. It makes many people wish that it is Sunday already in order to have some time to rest. Yet, while most of us anticipate for this day, studies revealed that Sunday is the most depressing day of the week. Do you believe in this revelation?

 

According to some studies, Sunday becomes the most depressing day of the week contrary to popular belief that a week-long stress begins Monday morning when schooling or work starts. The arrival of Sunday creates stress and depression due to harboring thoughts of how well one could handle the coming week. This phenomenon or strange feeling during Sundays is called by many psychologists as Sunday blues.

 

A person suffering from Sunday blues experience symptom of depression for one whole week set forth to arrive. Contributing factor to this day-particular depression is the inability of a person to relax and enjoy what Sundays could bring towards personal satisfaction and enjoyment. Instead of focusing on things that would relieve stress, an individual can’t help to entertain more stressful thoughts of how heavy and hectic the following day will be. Adding more stress to the already stressful feeling is the contemplation of various ways on how one would be able to fulfill duties and obligations that are left unfinished the past week.

 

Several studies particularly pointed out that Sunday blues start to affect an individual at about 4 pm of Sunday and continues to bring on its effects until the night or until such time when the person already falls asleep. When this happens, the effects of Sunday blues are contained during sleeping time resulting into more stressful thoughts when awakened in the morning. The mind becomes set that Monday morning and the succeeding days will all be stressful. This is in addition to hearing first-hand stories of how friends, schoolmates, or officemates spent their weekend very well towards relaxation, fun, and enjoyment. It is during this time when a Sunday blues-afflicted person realizes how his Sunday was wasted and trashed creating feelings of further depression, sadness, and envy.

 

You don’t have to worry if you experience this kind of feeling. According to psychologists, this is normal and this can be avoided if only a person will learn how to plan of spending his weekend. It will also help when you will do things that are associated with creating intimate moments with your family and relatives. Now, do you believe that Sunday is depressing? Will you still be irritable when Monday comes?

 

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When I worked a regular 9-5 job, I had the SNBs (Sunday night blues) every week. But now that I work at a job with flexible hours that I control, Sunday night isn't any different from any other night. Your tips, however, are fantastic!

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