Sunday anxiety is a real thing. Most people get super excited by end of day on Thursday because the next day is FRIDAY and then the holy grail – the WEEKEND is almost here. Saturdays are fine and even Sunday mornings, but then 1PM on Sunday rolls around and it begins. You start thinking about the “M Word” – Monday.
Did you realize that you spend about 80% of your life working? I had my first job at the age of 12, and most people work well into their 70s. Why do so many people stay in jobs that make them unhappy? Why do so many people have Sunday anxiety?
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Here’s my $.02 on why people stick when they should flee:
- Aversion to Risk. Sometimes staying in a place you know, is easier than headed to a place you don’t know. Maybe the grass won’t be greener? That is true, but you will never know if you do not try.
- So many people I meet with don’t feel they deserve a better job, or have the ability to be an entrepreneur. What they don’t realize is that skills can be taught, what counts is the mindset and the WANT to succeed. Switching the mind to focus on what you want versus what you do not have is one of the biggest secrets to success.
- Martyr Syndrome. Yes, some people just love to complain and not take responsibility for their own lives. In other words, it’s always someone else’s fault that they are miserable in their job. #toughlove moment – Only you can control your life.
- So many people are in jobs they hate because of outside influences – such as spouses, parents, partners who pressure them to stay because that’s what they should do, it’s the responsible thing, blah blah blah.
At the end of the day, you only get so many trips around the sun, the years, the days, the minutes are finite. #YOLO I learned a very long time ago that staying in a miserable situation is well… miserable. I can never get that time back. That’s not to say you jump ship when the going gets tough, that’s very different than symptoms such as Sunday Anxiety.
One of the things I work on with people who are deciding if they are entrepreneur material is digging deep into what makes them happy. What do they want to do with the rest of their lives? Is it where they currently are? Or somewhere else?
Next time a frown shows up on your face around 1PM on a Sunday – take a very deep look inside as to WHY. Here’s some great news – the best time to launch a business or look for a new career path is while you have a steady income. Less stress, higher success rate as the desperation factor is gone.
Enjoy your life, you deserve it! Don’t you?