Got the Sunday Night Scaries? Or Monday Morning Monsters?
It feels like a pit in your stomach, nerves that feel exposed, pressure on your chest, and a general sense that something is going to go wrong. What a terrible way to end the weekend!
Here’s how to handle your weekday worries:
- Write your worries down.
- Consider what judgmental, sabotaging thoughts are driving those feelings. The Saboteur assessment from Positive Intelligence can help.
- What is the deeper fear under that surface fear? (i.e. The client doesn’t call me back. The deal must be broken. I won’t hit my number. My boss will ride me. I’ll be on probation. I’m going to get fired!)
- Ask yourself, how true or likely is that fear? Seriously.
- Okay, if that “bad” thing happens, what would your plan of action be? Pre-planning can help calm you. Maybe you can make more outreach calls, for example. This is the resilience factor.
- Also, consider the best case scenario! How will you handle success?
- Lastly, what is a “gift” that could come from that challenge or decidedly “bad” situation? (Maybe you improve your product offering. Maybe you spend time on a more fruitful client!)
Ditch the Sunday Scaries with action. They don’t serve you! Did you ever have a better, more successful week as a result of your Sunday night anxiety? Didn’t think so. Just put pen to paper to hash it out and then do something relaxing Sunday night to calm your mind.