Sunday is rest day. Sunday is often family day. Sunday, today, is sunny, but what about tonight?

When seven o’clock in the evening arrives, do you start getting those stomach flurries? Many of us have felt them. From our day of rest, we start transitioning to thoughts about our work, school, volunteer efforts, and other obligations. For me, it has never been a dislike of my work, or when applicable school, or other endeavors, but my brain triggers my body to ram up its energy for tomorrow, Monday.

The feeling is disquieting at best and at worst, it is counterproductive. That simple feeling may encourage the Monday absenteeism seen across the workplace and schools. That simple feeling for some evolves into headaches, cramps, and simply the feeling that coping is beyond the pale at that moment.

There are moments in our lives when we must all decide to take charge. Sunday evening may be one of those moments. On Sunday evening, I talki to myself about those flutterings. I remind myself how very lucky I am to have work, or home, or family, or interests. I talk it through in my mind. Voila! I think positive thoughts! Such a simple strategy I offer, but it does work for me. After a few minutes, I look forward to Monday.

Have a wonderful Monday.

K. B. Pellegrino, Author

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