That sick feeling at the end of the weekend is not okay, says writer Rebecca Sloan THERE I WAS, SITTING IN OUR LOCAL TREN DY CAFE one morning in April, and I felt sick. It was like a kettlebell was swinging in my stomach – and no, it wasnt the eggs Benny I d just scoffed.
It was a feeling that had become way too familiar over the past few months – as Sunday crept along, the dread ofthe week ahead loomed like leg day after a summer of siestas and spaghetti in Europe.
Sound familiar? It s called the Sunday sads and, according to Megan Dalla-Camina, career strategist and creator of The Career Toolkit, its something shes been hearing about regularly from her clients. It can range from a mild irritation to serious anxiety that often creeps in around lunchtime on a Sunday – and is usually a reflection of how theyre feeling about their career, explains Dalla-Camina.
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In hindsight, my work life was definitely at the root of my pre-Monday slump. From the outside, my media job looked pretty sweet – I got endless invites to movie screenings and hung out on photo shoots with major celebrities, but I was worn out by my daily three-hour commute and the need to always be on. I couldnt even read a celebrity news site in the morning without scanning for pop culture s latest answer to normcore or whats good. After seven years in the industry, I no longer cared enough for it to feel worth it.
Its when you lose this why, that things start to slip. Most of us need our work to feel meaningful, says Dalla-Camina. To find a role that fulfils this, you need to get clear on the vision you have for your life. What feels purposeful for you, and how do you build a career plan around that?
It also helps if youre using your strongest skills on a daily basis. We know from research that when we re using our strengths we re more engaged, we re happier, were healthier and we have better life satisfaction, says Dalla-Camina.
If you want to do a bit of navel-gazing, she recommends the free strength-analysis survey at viame.org, which takes 15 minutes and will help you get clear on your skills.
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