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Let’s face it: Nobody wants to wake up on Monday morning and start a new work week. However, the Sunday Scaries
— that feeling of anxiety at the midpoint of the weekend — can make Monday that much worse. And by stressing out, you can lose the joy of half your weekend. Here are a few resources that can help you prepare for the week ahead.
Your Home, Your Sanctuary
Your overall attitude is partly determined by how you feel when you’re spending time at home. Here’s how to make your space a sanctuary.
57 Inspiring DIY Fire Pit Ideas and Plans to Make S’mores with Your Family
8 Must-See Features for the Ultimate Spa Bathroom Makeover
5 Tips to Create a Relaxing Bedroom
Room-by-Room Stress Reducers for Your Home
Feed the Senses
Sight, sound, touch, and taste also make a difference in how we perceive stressors.
The 10 Most Relaxing Songs in the World, According to Science, Ranked
21 of the Most Comforting TV Shows to Watch When You're Stressed
9 Foods That Calm Anxiety (and 3 That Make It Worse)
Reduce Stress Using the 5 Senses
Exercise Does a Body (and Mind) Good
Exercise really is nature’s medicine. Whether you want to walk or spend the weekend trekking the backcountry, the more you move, the better you’ll feel.
Can Exercise Help Treat Anxiety?
The Pacer Blog: Walking, Health, and Fitness
10 of the Best Weekend Backpacking Trips in the US
33 Ways to Increase Dopamine to Boost Your Productivity
Monday does not have to be a terrible “four-letter word.” The above links are full of great information to help you get your entire family mentally prepared to enjoy the weekend, and then tackle the week ahead.