It’s now Sunday evening and the A1 and A2 are asleep. A3 is barely 3 months old so she alternates between sleep and wake periods throughout the day and same for the nights.
Weekends here are just so chaotic that I must say, and don’t hate me for it, thank goodness for Monday!
The best part of being on maternity leave (or not working) is not having that weird sensation in your stomach on Sunday night. You know what I mean? Like a light tickle in your abdomen that leaves you a bit nauseous and aware of your heart rate.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re lucky.
A good way to get rid of that feeling is to implement something enjoyable to your Monday morning and focus on that thought on Sunday evening. Like a Mocha Choco Moko Latte express or something. I dunno, I just made that up…
Another way, is to break up your day in your mind and think of all the things you need to do separately (take the bus, meeting, presentation, class). For each part ask yourself “Is this what’s stressing me?” This will help you either pinpoint the exact cause for that feeling, or better yet, you’ll realize that nothing about Monday is stressing you and the feeling will just disappear. I usually go through this thought process while lying in bed or in the shower.
I’m not an expert, but this is what worked for me.
Let me know if it works for you.