Making Sh*t Happen after the 'Sunday Scaries'
“I don't pay attention to the
it has ended for me
and began again in the morning.”
― Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
"Sunday Scaries" is defined as the anxiety that sets in on Sunday nights with the impending return to the office, school, or work. As a school teacher, I know this feeling all too well & allowed it to consume me for an entire year. (Yes, a full year.)
The average classroom teacher will make close to 6,000 decisions a week—none of those include personal choices, family, or passion projects. There's not a lot of space or energy for self-care at the end of the day & I know many of you bosses and moms are nodding your head in unison. I'm not here to say goodbye to Sunday Scaries—I'm an advocate for feeling what you feel. What I am suggesting is—allow the world to end & begin again on Monday. So how can we all do this?
Well, here are my top five (FREE) self-care practices for #makingshithappen every Monday—
#1 - Create a morning ritual for the next 7 days. Rituals remind us of what is essential and provide a sense of stability and continuity in our lives—it is ONE less decision you have to make that day.
Example: I make a Daily Harvest smoothie every single day at the exact same time. It grounds me in the present moment & my entire household knows the blender goes off at 7:45am.
#2 - Make yourself a playlist on night or Monday morning before your commute. Add in 5 - 10 "feel good" songs that make you dance, smile, or bring a sense of joy. Music is a medium that carries us through tumultuous times & can be used as an adrenaline spike when we are feeling most drained. Need some inspiration? You can check out a few playlists on my Spotify
#3- Write out 3 personal promises to yourself before the rest of the world starts demanding things from you. Be integral with your word and uphold it as a sacred promise. Need inspiration? Create one promise for Mindy, Body, & Spirit this week *whatever spirit means to you*
#4- Ask for what you need, at least once this week. It can be one of the most daunting tasks—asking for what you genuinely need. From your boss, friends, family, partner, or SELF! Ask & ye shall receive. Even if you get the response, "I'm sorry, but no..." you'll have flexed your backbone instead of your wishbone.
#5- Schedule one day out of your week (make a google calendar event or icloud event) to get at least 15 mins. of fresh air outside. Fresh air leads to new perspectives. Discover Chagrin falls, bundle up at Edgewater, or walk around the perimeter of your work complex and move your prana (energy.)
Share how you make shit happen with your self-care practices with me this week on Instagram @ @namastenik
The boss in me honors the boss in you,
ABOUT YOUR AUTHOR:
Nikki Lang is a certified yoga instructor and educator. She’s focused on how you can life your potential, align your mind with your mission and move your body to support both.
You can find her leading weekend retreats, teaching yoga at Citizen Yoga and sharing her own life on instagram.
Book a retreat or even get a moon reading over at her home online, Namaste Nik.