Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo

How to End Your Sunday Blues Forever!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Toronto chapter.

Oh, Sundays– the ending of a perfect weekend and starting the dreaded week of work– the calm before the storm, as I like to call it. Sunday night malaise is a far too common phenomenon plaguing our population, especially when we feel the trickling reality of the upcoming week creep in. But, what if I told you, there is a way to say good riddance to your Sunday Night Blues Forever?

Here are 7 Things to Do on a Sunday evening that will leave you looking and feeling energized for the upcoming week:

1. Meal Prep

Being the busy bee, you are, meal prepping is the best way to go. Debating on what to eat before every single meal gets super taxing and quite frankly boring! Ordering food all the time takes a toll on your health and your mental state. Meal prep allows you to save time, energy and money throughout the week. Furthermore, cooking is often described as therapeutic. It is so satisfying knowing with all the work you are doing throughout the week, and one thing is for certain; you will be eating good!

2. Planning outfits

One thing you do not have to worry about throughout the week is what outfits you will be wearing. People often complain about their busy schedules impeding their fashion choices and time spent in looking fly. A Sunday night outfit lineup is just what you need. Instead of scrambling for a clean shirt and any pair of pants, you can elevate your style. If you look and feel confident, there is nothing more empowering.

3. Reorganize

In our busy lives, we keep buying and buying things, and eventually, we end up not knowing what we have. A good closet cleanout is a perfect pass time for a Sunday evening. The satisfaction of reorganizing cluttered closets and cupboards will make you ready for a new day. You never know, you may find that old top you have been looking for, for ages.

4. Clean Living Area

A clean living space is the key to success. The act of cleaning itself is so therapeutic. Whip out your mops and vacuums and get those floors sparkly and brand new. So when you start the new week, everything around you is fresh, spic and span. Not only cleaning the floors but a deep clean of your bathrooms and kitchen gets rid of all the possible germs and bacteria festering from the week.

5. Skin care

The skin is the first defensive barrier our body uses to protect itself, if you think about it. Keeping your skin glowing and healthy is just what we want for the new week. We want to feel rejuvenated and fresh. You can take it a step further and record the experience; have fun with it and make it almost like a beauty vlog. Adding little joys to your life will kiss your Sunday blues away. You can do a 10 step or 20 step skincare routine, as long as you find a way to relax and rejuvenate your skin.

6. Goal setting

It is crucial to make commitments to yourself of anything you want to complete by the end of the week. Your list could have sections of things to do in all aspects of school, work, small social interactions, physical boundaries waiting to be tested etc. Setting goals motivates you for the upcoming week; it gives you the incentive to take on the week with enthusiasm.

7. Relax

It is fine to give yourself a break once in a while. The best way to combat your Sunday blues is to snuggle in your favourite spot with your comfort food or beverage and binge at the Netflix show you have been longing to watch or read your favourite book or catch up on sleep! You can do anything that helps you wind down.

With all the hectic and numerous tasks we take on, we need to make sure to take a breather. Sunday is a gift in disguise; you can do so much. It is important to note that with all the running around we do, humans all need time to wind down and relax; it’s what makes us ready for the next day. Self-care and self-love is a necessity and needs time allotted for it. Sunday is your day to take on, so next time you get Sunday blues, do anything that makes you feel happy, productive, and, most importantly, stress-free!

Monisha Date

U Toronto '23

Monisha Date is currently pursuing a specialist in Genetics and double minoring in Immunology and Physiology at UofT (St.George). She aspires to work in the medical field in the future. She is a very extroverted and vocal person and thus she developed a keen interest in writing. Monisha loves to add her own voice to her pieces and hopes her writing can spark some conversation and inspiration for others. She strives for writing pieces that not only are factual but leave the reader satisfied and thinking! Along with writing, she has a passion for dancing, fashion, cooking, and look for new food spots in Toronto. So if you want some recommendations for places to eat, she is your go-to girl!