Sunday Night Blues? Is it your career? 

“It starts late afternoon on Sundays.” Paul said in relation to his increasing sense of dismay. “By dinner time, my mind is already on what I have to do on Monday. And then when I’m grumbling while driving in morning traffic to New Haven, I realize that I’m spending a lot of non-work time unhappy because of my work time.”
I know this feeling well and have written about it elsewhere. I have very distinct memories of the exact phenomenon Paul described. Thoughts of Monday would make me anxious.  I remember telling a friend that I was living a split life: incredibly happy outside of work and not so happy while at work. Unfortunately, the unhappy part of my work life was increasingly entering my happy personal life. The Sunday blues would creep up mid-day and put a damper on the rest of the weekend.  Driving to work in Washington DC traffic -which surprisingly is even worse than Connecticut’s 95 traffic – gave me time to reevaluate my career.
The knowledge economy has a huge challenge for those unhappy at work. Our work is now in our minds and we are ever connected. We can’t easily leave our work at work. It has become increasingly challenging to have the split life that I referenced. If you are unhappy at work, you will become unhappy in your non-work time as well.
Let me help you move towards happiness.