“Give me your description of that feeling you get the night before you work or go in for a shift.”
I recently put this statement out to a few Physician Only Facebook groups I participate in as I want to help others with the Sunday Dreads (or another name is Sunday scaries).
Here’s a few:
- It is so hard to relax and enjoy the time off because of the impending doom that is Monday. I sometimes have to mentally regroup so I don’t waste the time off.
- “Ugh!!” just generally like, “do I have to go back?” Then I remember, “I have bills to pay.”
- Pit in my stomach. Anxious. Want to run away… Not every Sunday but some
- Every Sunday, I am irritable. Short with my children. Tearful with my spouse. After everyone else goes to bed, I spend each Sunday night looking for jobs on LinkedIn. I fear the grass isn’t greener on the other side. I think of all the people (family, patients) who would be disappointed if I chose to walk away. I end up in a worse mood than when I started, and resign myself to the fact that I am going to have to go to work Monday morning. I can make it through one more week, right?
Can you relate?
Over the next few blogs I post, I will be walking you through:
- Identifying what’s making your life so miserable (as Sunday Dreads are only a symptom of a large problem)
- Finding joy in the middle of the sh*t show
- Moving towards your ideal work
So tell me YOUR answer to “Give me your description of that feeling you get the night before you work or go in for a shift” and join me through this series!