It’s finally that time of the week again, you’ve decided to put off all of your responsibilities and enjoy yourself for the last couple of days and now you have to try to pull your life back together in 2 hours (You tried to give yourself 5 hours but that show you’re watching on Netflix just got really good and before you knew it BAM! The whole day is gone and that anxiety is hitting you hard). Maybe you had a rough weekend gambling and now owe your bookie some money. (That won’t be the case if you follow the picks in our Best Bets Segment) But you’ve got an uneasy feeling and you’re just not quite sure why. This is a classic case of the Sunday Scaries. We all get them and they can fall anywhere on the scale from “I don’t want to go to work tomorrow” to “Oh my God is this really the life I’m going to be living until I die”
Even though the Sunday Scaries can be daunting, there is a way to get over them. I’m sure if you google “how to get rid of the Sunday Scaries” it will come up with a list of things like, “Meditate” or “Go for a walk” or “Write down all the positives in your life” Now, that sounds great it you’re a well-adjusted, emotionally mature person, but I am not. I tend to enjoy making irrational and dumb decisions and am really into suppressing emotions until they go away. Does that mean I have some sort of mental or emotional issue? Probably, but we can worry about that later.
In my mind, there are only three things that can cure the Sunday Scaries –
- TV – whether it is a Netflix series, a random movie on TNT, or a football game, one key component to battling the Sunday Scaries is to keep yourself glued to the TV for as long as humanly possible. The longer you can distract yourself from what’s going on in the world around you, the better off you will be. So lay down and throw on an episode of Parks and Rec, who cares if you’ve seen it 1,000 times, that 1,001st time will be just as enjoyable. My go to Sunday TV recently has been the NFL Redzone channel, its non-stop action and touchdowns for 7 hours. It is great for keeping your mind off of that nervous feeling you have about where in the hell your life is going.
- Food – nothing can immediately improve your mode more than a nice comforting plate of food. My ideal Sunday Scaries preventive food day would look something like this: Breakfast – biscuits and gravy, Lunch – Cheeseburger, Dinner – Pizza. All with a side of Gatorade. Look, I know this meal plan certainly won’t turn you into an Instagram model, but it will make sure that today isn’t the day that the slow, creeping depression gets to you.
- Masturbating – Self-love, Self-care, treat yo-self. Whatever it takes to get the job done. You do you, literally. Nothing can make your stress and worries go away faster than some old fashioned rubbing and tugging. Founder of The Daily Motivator and Positivity spreader, Ralph Marston, once said, “Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” You know what Ralph? I couldn’t agree more. So get out there and make yourself happy. As for my perfect scenario on this topic - well, for everyone’s safety and well-being, I’m just going to keep that to myself.
Have a great Sunday Everyone!