Do people still talk about Sunday Scaries? Do people still feel them?
I haven’t in years. Not since I quit my full time job to work on Liberate over 2 years ago.
Unfortunately they’re back for me.
I’m in an intense accelerator program where I have the opportunity to learn a lot, at the expense of my schedule and flexibility (also known as control…?).
My meetings start at 7 am and end at 9 pm. My calendar is public, and anyone can add time at their convenience rather than my own. I get to the end of the day, look at my to do list, and move everything over to the next day because I just didn’t get to it. I couldn’t get to it.
This feeling of always being behind and falling more and more behind is overwhelming.
It’s like you’re treading water, trying to get back to the boat, but the waves are pushing you further and farther away from it.
As I write this on a Sunday evening, dreading work tomorrow because I already feel behind, I am working on reminding myself of the items on my to-do list, that boat – do I need to address it right now?
What will happen if I don’t get it done? What is the worst-case scenario?
Could I flip onto my back in the lake, stare up at the sky, and watch the clouds float by? Could I pause, breathe, enjoy my evening and find a new way of looking at the situation?
Oftentimes there are goals put in place by either myself or someone else that are immediately set in stone, rather than analyzed and confirmed in importance.
I find myself running toward a goal I’m not sure I created… I have no idea why I’m running or what I’m running to.
So then I ask myself, to answer the worst-case scenario question. If in fact that terrible outcome happens, if I stop running so fast and if I never get my inbox to zero and never make a new eBook, what will I do?
I will continue to love and be loved by the people in my life, continue to see the sun rise, continue to rise myself.
Sundays aren’t so scary with this in mind.
If you’re having a scary Sunday, I am with you. You are not alone. You have a good life with good people in it, and it’s ok if it doesn’t all get done tomorrow.
With love and light,
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