The Sunday Night Blues

Not a new concept, those Sunday Night Blues. If you Google the title, all kinds of articles, blogs and listings pop up.

Sunday night can be filled with angst, sadness and stress when you are unhappy at work. I had a few conversations about work over the weekend. Different people, different work situations. Funny how you talk about work even when you are away from the office.

When you are in an employment situation that is not a fit (a mismatch), it can make each day painful and really impact your free time at home.

Some days can be harder than others. Even when you enjoy your job or co-workers, you can experience an off or overwhelming day. I’ve had those days when my attitude simply stunk. I just had one last Tuesday to be exact. It was just an overwhelming day and I could not turn off my grumpy attitude when I got home.

So, I missed a few things that night like a conversation with my hubby, a few moments when my little boo wanted to play and when my little guy tried to tell me about his day.

We all have bad days. We do. When you have a mismatch job on your hands, it can take your stress to a new level. How we make it through the mismatch situation is so individual because only you know what you are experiencing. Only you know how you feel.

When it’s time to move on (even in this economy), focus on what you want next, not what you are trying to escape from today. You already know what you don’t like where you are at and dig deep to find out what will inspire you at the next gig. The last thing anyone wants is to jump into another mismatch! Create a list. I’m working on mine!

Change up the Sunday night routine. Forget the housekeeping drill if that stresses you out and makes you dwell on what is coming Monday. Go for a walk, wash the car or read. Whatever it is that calms you, give it a try on Sunday.

Make it and take it… time for you that is. Are you feeding your soul?  A familiar line to us all is “I don’t have enough time.” It’s about making and taking the time. Fit in something for you! It’s not selfish, it’s self-care. You can even grab that time early in the morning or late at night when the kiddies are sleeping.

It can feel like the current situation will never change. I have felt like that with some things lately. As a very wise person told me once, “Nothing lasts forever, so why the hell not make the best of it.” And that was what she always did.

Hang in there and Happy Monday!



3 thoughts on “The Sunday Night Blues

  1. Even as a stay at home mom, I suffer from this … mainly because my hubby is gone on Monday morning and it’s back to the “Mom’s It” game of mothering. 🙂

    Visiting from SITS 🙂


    1. So true… the flip side of those of us heading out the door on Monday are the moms who are “on” for their Monday as well. Thank you for your comment and a different perspective 🙂


  2. OH how I know this feeling!! I was in a miserable job for years and my Sunday night attitude got increasingly worse. Several friends who have also escaptedd the billable hours law firm world (my miserable job) have told stories of throwing up on Sunnday night and of gettting to the point where they had no weekend at all because they started stressing as early as Saturday morning about going back to work on Monday. I have a fantastic job now and all I can say is that it was the result of a lot of patience and waiting for the right thing to come along – even in a bad economy. I really had to draw lines for myself and provide opportunities to forget about the stress. Great suggestions and such a timely topic.


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