Yes, The Sunday Scaries Are A Real Thing

And Suggestions To Keep Them Away

January 13, 2020
Scary Sunday

If you're like Wicker and Wilde you love a good Sunday but at some point in the day, you start to get a bit anxious.  The reason why?.....Because you know work is just hours away.   And there is a real scientific name....Okay...."scientific" may be a strong word....but the feelings are real -  they're called the Sunday Scaries. 

At least 88 % of us suffer the Sunday Scaries - time spent dreading the idea of Monday during our weekend and they hit us at about 3:58 Sunday afternoon.  

And it sounds like there’s good reason to dread work on Monday, because it’s not like folks are really getting that much of a break on their weekend.

A poll notes:

It takes the average respondent two hours to unwind after work on Friday.

What’s more, the average person does a little more than three hours of work over the weekend and thinks about work an average of six times.

In addition to office work, the majority of us spend 3 and 1/2 hours doing “life admin” including chores (48%), errands (46%) and budgeting (46%).

The result is that 72% of people feel like their weekend isn’t long enough for them to get everything done.

So, what are some people doing to fight the “Sunday Scaries?” Well, the top thing is to make sure they find time for themselves over the weekend (44%). Other things they do include:

Make sure to get a full night’s rest on Friday and Saturday (42%)

Use the end of the day Friday to get organized for Monday (35%)

Use the weekend to get ahead of what I need to do during the week (34%)

Take a “digital detox” for part of the weekend (21%) 

So now you know the name of that anxiety you feel every Sunday.  

The best part about Monday?  Waking up with Wicker and Wilde....Yay!

Sunday Scaries