Beat the “Sunday Scaries”

You know the feeling. The one of dread that creeps up on you on Sundays as you anticipate the work week ahead. It’s dubbed the “Sunday scaries” and it’s a real thing.  A recent article on featuring Jessica Stern, PhD, clinical psychologist at The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center at NYU Langone Health, describes the “Sunday scaries” as “a series of experiences people have that include things like anxiety, sadness and a feeling of being overwhelmed.” Dr. Stern says, “It tends to creep up on a Sunday, often in the afternoon or evening, but really it can be any time.”

Our Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Paul Wood, knows the feeling all too well. However, for the first time in his career, the “Sunday scaries” are a thing of the past…

So, what do you do if you’re experiencing the “Sunday scaries”? On, Dr. Stern offers “5 ways to feel less anxious.” They are:

“Set aside time on Sunday to unwind”

“Keep track of your Sunday feelings”

“Plan your Monday morning”

“Treat yourself”

“Transition from home life to work life”

For more from Dr. Stern on how to beat the “Sunday scaries”, check out


By Kate Sullivan
CVN Communications Manager