The football games are nearing the two-minute warning and the familiar ticking noise from 60 Minutes plays in unison with your racing heartbeat. You find yourself having to say goodbye to yet another weekend and hello to a bad case of the Sunday Scaries- but don’t worry, you’re not alone.
What are the Sunday Scaries?
The Sunday Scaries are the anxieties one experiences on Sunday when thinking about the workweek that lies ahead. These scaries may also be commonly referred to as the Sunday Blues or Sunday Shakes.
This concept of the Sunday Scaries may seem silly to some, but it’s an epidemic that is affecting employee engagement and productivity across the U.S. In fact, a LinkedIn survey found that 80% of workplace professionals across all generations are suffering from the stress and anxiety that comes on a Sunday evening, with Gen Z leading the way at 94%.