Sunday evening memories from childhood feels like a montage set to 80’s music.
Cue Joe Esposito:
Laying clothes out for the next day…finishing up dinner and dessert…working on that last minute homework projects…60 Minutes…the Wonderful World of Disney…getting my hair done.
However, there was always this underlying, frantic feeling of having to return to work or school on Monday, punctuated by my mom’s cries of “Work tomorrow!” while she was doing some of the Sunday prep for the week. She would be making some negative noises as she lamented the end of the weekend and that feeling became mine as I began to form my opinion of Sunday nights.
As a working adult I’ve had mixed feelings about the moment when the weekend ends and the work week begins. Before becoming a mom, some of the feeling was knowing that I had to get up at “why is this an hour?” o’clock. Once The Bee was around, some of it was because being a new mom for me was being in a constant state of always being tired and every precious minute of sleep was desired.
When I was working at the part-time gig, Sundays belonged to a job. For eight years I worked 1 pm -10pm almost every Sunday. Include the commute back and forth to work and yup, my whole day was shot!
Now with only one work commitment, I have this sense that my time is mine, once again, and instead of letting Smonday be a thing, I’ve decided that weekends are for juicy adventures. This means when Monday rolls around I’m not fussing about going to work. I mean not fussing a lot.
Today’s Listicle is how I got rid of the Smonday Blues.
- Checking out new Farmer’s Markets or some other thing and discovering something new.
- Whipping up a soup from a new recipe and enjoying it by the fire pit.
- Spending time with family.
- Curling up on the couch and reading through a pile of books.
- Sneaking away with The Bee for a “Girls Only” Adventure.
- Checking out a new spot for brunch.
- Getting cozy with The Librarian.
- Practicing some self-care.
- Saying yes to invitation from friends.
- Tackling some project around the house.
This list may seem oh so random but making sure my weekends are not spent anxiously thinking about work has been so freeing. There are days when I think about the busy schedule ahead of me and I want to hide but knowing that I’ve done a thing for me, well…the Smonday Blues are a things of the past.
Tell me…do you suffer from the Smonday Blues or are you a “Monday Motivator?”
Tell it to Rachee!