10 Mobile Apps to Fight the Sunday Scaries
It happens every single Sunday. Around 7 p.m. I start feeling anxious. I go from the happiest little clam on my couch to a glum troll that stays up until midnight or later because I can’t face that it’s time to start the week. It’s not about hating my job–it’s about getting back to everything I put off over the weekend so I could have fun. It’s called the Sunday Scaries, and you probably feel it, too.
But there’s things you can do to make it through and actually kick off a productive week that you’ll pat yourself on the back about when Friday rolls around! It takes a combination of a.) treats and b.) plans to simultaneously relax and get yourself fired up for your week, and since your phone is never not at your side, mobile apps are the way to get your head where it needs to be.
1. Catch Up On What’s Happened | Washington Post App
My brain has been on hiatus for 48 hours so it’s important to take it for a spin and catch up on what’s been happening in the world. The Post is a reputable paper that sends short, compelling push notifications so I’m up on all the important headlines, and ready to throw out some insightful commentary for every Monday water cooler chat.
2. Get Reacquainted with Your Couch | Amazon Video + Hulu
We’re living in the golden age of television, and there’s always going to be a show or movie someone’s been saying you HAVE to watch. If your FOMO is as powerful as mine, Sunday evening is your time to do it. I turn to Hulu for my current tv watching (Hello Bachelor Nation), but if you’re a loyal Amazon Prime user, you also get access to their exhaustive music and video library.
3. Treat Yourself One More Time | GrubHub/Foodler
Once your programming is set for the evening, your next step is choosing your delivery. I know, I know, you’re trying to cook more and be healthier, but we’re dealing with the Scaries here. Let yourself end the weekend on a high note–your favorite eats. Not every place I love is available on every app, but I don’t mind having a few: GrubHub sends me charming notifications and special offers, and I find myself compulsively checking the points I’m accruing on Foodler.
4. Make This The Week You Find Love | Bumble
Sunday lounging, binge TV watching, and food ordering are all a little better with a co-conspirator. Plus, all the content you’re consuming gives you an easy conversation starter on Bumble/helps you weed out the people who just don’t appreciate the Great British Baking Show like you do.
Looking for more mobile inspiration? Check out The 5 Best Push Notifications We Received This Week
5. Give Yourself Something to Look Forward to | SeatGeek
No, the fun isn’t over forever! SeatGeek is one of my go-to apps for finding tickets, and Go to the full article.