Rainy Days and Sundays Always Get Me Down

Arthur Keith
ILLUMINATION-Curated
6 min readJun 8, 2024

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Sunday is not my fun day

Sometimes, I don’t even want to get out of bed. I’ll usually take at least two naps. Photo by TheVisualsYouNeed on Adobe Stock.

I don’t know about you, but I always get the Sunday blues (some call them Sunday Scaries) and don’t even work anymore!

Well, I kind of work, but it’s anything but a 9–5 job Monday through Friday. I work three hours on Friday evenings and three on Saturdays. I shouldn’t be getting the blues over that.

I’ve not had a regular job since 2017. When I was working, after about noon on Sundays, I would become overwhelmed with a sinking feeling deep inside my gut. Nothing would make it go away, although folding laundry was often therapeutic.

My energy level would get zapped, and I’d become comatose. In extreme situations, I’d often take a Xanax to soothe the anxiety. That shouldn’t be surprising. I’m an anxious, ADHD mess anyway.

It’s seven years later. I no longer have a job to report to on Monday mornings, but I still get the jitters I experienced when working.

What is wrong with me?

How It Feels

As it turns out, the Sunday Blues are a real thing. They just have a fancier name: “Anticipatory Anxiety.” At the root is a feeling of not being in control of what’s happening or what may happen on Monday.

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Arthur Keith
ILLUMINATION-Curated

My goal is to inform, educate, & entertain. Top writer in LGBTQ, Music, Climate Change. Directionally dyslexic with an excellent sense of direction.