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Sundays Getting You Down? Here’s What You Should Do

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Sunday is supposed to be a day of relaxation, but the sad reality is that many spend the day frantically catching up on chores and worrying about the upcoming workweek.  Sunday anxiety – nicknamed the “Sunday Scaries” – affects 80% of professionals

The most common Sunday Scaries symptom is anxiety, but people have also reported insomnia and depression. These feelings usually increase throughout the day, with most people feeling anxious at night and just before bed. A bad night’s sleep on Sunday can ripple throughout the week, prolonging the anxiety and possibly affecting productivity and overall happiness. 

The most common Sunday Scaries symptom is anxiety. Click To Tweet

Being cognizant of our life choices can help us quell anxiety, so it’s especially important to be mindful throughout the week of ways we can make Sundays easier. By doing things like exercising, avoiding alcohol and unplugging from social media (especially workplace apps like email and Slack), we can work to take back our Sundays and relax.

This infographic from Bestow provides tips for identifying and beating the Sunday Scaries. 

Infographic by Bestow


Emily Gibson is a content creator for Bestow, focusing on lifestyle and life insurance content. When she isn’t typing away at her computer, you can find her hiking with her dog or watching a good TV show.

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