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4 Ways to Tap Into Good Mental Health While Working From Home

Friday afternoon is approaching and the excitement of the weekend is ahead of you - the possibilities seem endless, your mood is lifted, and you’re practicing good mental health. Then Sunday rolls around and the weekend feels like was never long enough. The good mental health practice seems to be a distant thought as the Sunday Blues settle into place. Sunday Blues is an experience that is part of anticipatory anxiety. Anticipatory anxiety is the dreading fear you experience before a situation or event. Sometimes the anticipation of pain itself can be even cause more misery than the actual pain. The experience of anticipatory anxiety is your body's normal response to perceived future threats generated by your thoughts.

Key Signs of Anticipatory Anxiety:

  • Irritability

  • Anxiety

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Headaches

  • Emotional numbness

  • Fatigue

  • Sadness

  • Insomnia

  • Restlessness

  • Uneasiness

  • Burnout

  • Feelings of dread for an upcoming day or situation

Common Areas of Anticipatory Anxiety:

  • Working from home and waking up for the next work day

  • Loom