Sunday Is the Best Day to Decide to Quit Your Job

June 27, 2019

For overachievers, or people especially concerned with projecting an image of competence, the seeds of the Sunday Scaries can be planted in childhood, says counseling psychologist Harris Straytner: “You come upon Friday and suddenly you’re not as stressed out about having to go to school and perform,” he says. “But as it starts to get later and later in the weekend, some children will start to become anxious. They start to feel what’s called ‘anticipatory anxiety.’” This type of conditioning can easily follow us into adulthood: Sunday scaries is just a different, alliterative term for that same anticipatory anxiety we feel as children.

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