Everything You Need to Conquer the Sunday Scaries

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Ah yes, the Sunday Scaries. It's that final-day-of-the-weekend panic that sets in as you think about going back to work and tackling your long list of responsibilities. Many people get this wave of anxiety, too, so you’re not alone! However, if you’re strategic about how you spend your time, then you can combat the Sunday Scaries with ease. How can you possibly manage? Well, you have to have cozy recipes and relaxing activities up your sleeve. Here are eight ideas for the perfect Sunday itinerary.

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Start the Day With a Good Cup of Coffee

Skip the regular drip coffee or cold brew on Sundays, and make something gourmet at home in your kitchen. If you’re in the pumpkin spice fan club, try this latte that definitely tastes better than the one you get at the local coffee chain. Pair it with your favorite breakfast treat for the ultimate weekend indulgence.

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Invite the Good Vibes In

Sometimes, we just need a little bit of extra motivation to keep us going. That’s where this lightbox comes in. Start with "good vibes only," but then swap out the letters for your favorite mantras, depending on your mood and the week ahead. All it takes to make this ever-changing pep talk is a trip to the craft store and a little bit of DIY magic.

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Cuddle Up With New Pillows

Ideally, Sundays are lazy days spent in bed with mountains of pillows. If you could use a few more, then you’ll want these mudcloth cushions to sink into while flipping through magazines or reading a good book.

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Take Time for a Relaxing Activity

In the mid-afternoon, sit down for a soothing craft activity. If you need some inspiration, try this watercolor holiday card project. It’s a win-win: you'll stop thinking about work, and you’ll get a head-start on your holiday greetings.

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Eat Your Fave Food for Dinner

The evening is often the time when the Sunday Scaries really start to creep in. Ward them off with your favorite dinner dishes. If you love pizza, then try this cast iron skillet recipe. Don’t forget to listen to your favorite music while you cook!

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Do Something That Makes You Feel Glam

In the last few hours of your weekend, take some time for primping — it'll help you feel unstoppable throughout the busy week ahead. Here are a few nail art ideas to do after a long and peaceful bath.

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Have Some (All Right, A Lot) of Chocolate

Chocolate should always be one of your go-to treats to soothe the Sunday Scaries. Shake up your options with homemade mousse, made from ingredients you probably already have in your fridge or pantry. Then, queue up your favorite show on Netflix while the mousse is chilling in the fridge.

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End the Night With a Cocktail

To cap off the night, mix up a cocktail — take this Negroni recipe, for example — and sit down to write out your weekly list of to-dos and goals. Getting organized will make you feel so much better about what you need to tackle in the week ahead. And after spending a relaxing day at home, you’ll feel invincible.

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