By Paige Smith - Openfit
If you suffer from sadness, anxiety, or dread on Sundays, you’re not alone. The “Sunday Scaries,” a term coined to describe the gloomy feeling that descends at the end of the weekend, are real.
In fact, 80% of Americans worry about the week ahead on Sundays, according to a 2018 survey from LinkedIn. “Although Sundays are a day for resting for many of us, they are also a reminder that the work week is beginning again,” says Melissa Coats, a licensed professional counselor.
Many people have anxiety about returning to a controlled environment and not getting to spend their time how they want, says Dr. Kate Cummins, a licensed clinical psychologist.