Understanding Sunday Scaries
DATE: 04/26/24

Understanding Sunday Scaries

We’ve all been there: the weekend winding down and the weight of the upcoming week pressing in, stirring a cocktail of anxiety and dread. This feeling is so common it has a name—Sunday Scaries. But what exactly are they, and how can we combat them?

What Are Sunday Scaries?

Sunday Scaries describe the anticipatory anxiety about the week ahead. It’s a psychological phenomenon where the relaxation of the weekend clashes with the impending responsibilities of work, school, or personal duties. Scientifically, it’s linked to a shift in our mindset from a lower-stress environment to one of high expectation and responsibility. Our brain begins to transition from the relaxed state induced by the "rest and digest" nervous system to the alert phases triggered by the "fight or flight" response.

Take Action Against the Scaries

Don’t let the Sunday Scaries hold you hostage. Join us in "The Study" and equip yourself with the tools to start your week on a positive, calm note. Our doors are open, and our community is here to support you through the scaries and beyond. Come find your peace and start your week right with us. Here are some of our Sunday classes that will arm you for the greatest success.

Awakening Sound Experience
Starting your Sunday with the Awakening Sound Experience is an ideal way to reset your internal rhythm and ease into the upcoming week. This session uses the transformative power of sound vibrations to relax the mind and body. The harmonious tones and rhythms are designed to reduce stress and anxiety, fostering a state of deep relaxation that prepares you for the challenges ahead. This class is perfect for calming the mind and awakening your spirit gently and beautifully, making the transition into Monday feel less daunting.

Breathe, Stretch, Release with Rich Mancuso
The Breathe, Stretch, Release class, expertly guided by Rich Mancuso, is an essential Sunday activity for those looking to combat the Sunday Scaries. This class focuses on deep breathing techniques and gentle stretching exercises that alleviate physical tension and mental stress. As you move through different poses, you'll release the accumulated stress of the past week, making space for new, positive energy. Joining this class helps set a peaceful tone for your week, ensuring you feel more grounded and centered.

Candlelit Meditation 
Candlelit Meditation is a serene escape from the hustle and stress of everyday life, perfect for winding down your Sunday. In this half-hour session, you'll be guided through meditation techniques that encourage mindfulness and tranquility. The soft glow of candles creates a soothing atmosphere, helping you to deepen your meditation and connect with a sense of inner peace. This class is a wonderful way to close your weekend on a calm note and mentally prepare for a productive week ahead.

Candlelit Sound Experience 
The Candlelit Sound Experience is a unique and immersive way to conclude your Sunday. This session is particularly effective in managing anxiety and stress through the use of soothing sounds and ambient lighting. The experience involves listening to calming soundscapes that evoke a meditative state, allowing your worries to melt away and your mind to clear. It's an exquisite sensory journey that prepares you for a restful evening and a fresh start to your week, making it a perfect antidote to the Sunday Scaries.

Book your Sunday in The Study here.