45 Self-Care Affirmations For When You Have The Sunday Scarie's

The Sunday Scaries. They’re a real thing, and for many of us, they hit hard on Sundays evening as we’re getting ready for the week ahead. We may feel overwhelmed at the thought of Monday morning’s commute or dread all of the work that awaits us. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry – you’re not alone!

The good news is that there are self-care affirmations that can help ease your mind and put you in a better mood for the coming week. In this blog post, we will share a list of positive statements that can help you deal with the Sunday Scaries and start your week off on the right foot.


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What are self-care affirmations?

Self-care affirmations are positive statements that you can say to yourself when you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or down. They help to shift your focus from negative thoughts to more positive ones. Additionally, self-care affirmations can help increase your self-esteem and confidence.

Recently, we touched on affirmations for black women working in toxic spaces that covering Sunday scaries just seemed like the perfect addition!

Why are self-care affirmations effective?

When you’re feeling stressed or anxious, your body goes into fight-or-flight mode. This means that your heart rate and blood pressure increase, you may start to sweat, and your breathing becomes shallow. self-care affirmations can help to counteract the fight-or-flight response by setting off positive changes like calming the body and mind.


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Positive affirmations for when you’re feeling dread and anxiety

1. Spending time in solitude, quieting my thoughts is in my best interest.

2. The negative emotions I feel when faced with a new week ahead are normal. They serve as a little reminder for me to self-care.

3. I will take care of myself this week by doing things that make me happy with positive energy awaiting me.

4. I will get through this week and come out stronger on the other side, moving in the right direction.

5. Taking deep breaths is a sign of self-care. I am in control of my own happiness.

6. I will not let the Monday morning commute get the best of me.

7. A great way to add joy to my sunday is by preparing for the week ahead and getting things done that I enjoy.

8. Negative self-talk will be replaced by positive self-talk this week

9. The extra time granted to me on Sunday serves as a reminder to rest and recharge for the week ahead.

10. The mind is a powerful tool that I can use to my advantage this week.

11. Facing Monday’s is not a bad thing. Some of my favorite things have happened on a Monday.

12. Taking control of my life looks like identifying my anxious thoughts and letting them go with ease not force.

13. Reframing my thoughts about the week is a daily commitment that I make to myself.

14. Affirmation statements to myself is a self-care routine that I commit to every week

15. The extra cost of worrying adds nothing but additional stress to my life.


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16. The extra time granted to me brings opportunities for me to create healthy boundaries with myself and others.

17. Tapping into my spiritual health is a self-care routine that grounds me.

18. Good things and good experiences happen on Sunday and I am worth making time to repeat these positive self-care routines.

19. My mental health doesn’t have to be affected due to what day it is.

20. I am still a good person if I submit PTO for one day this week without it being linked to an extravagant trip.

21. I will not let my workweek consume me to a point where I’m forgetting to live my life.

22. I can’t do it all and that’s okay.

23. Spending time with my best friends are ways for me to enjoy sunday without the anxiety from work.

24. When Sunday rolls around, I will make it my personal goal to do things that don’t remind me of work.

25. The oppressive sense of dread I feel is valid but I will not let it dictate my week.

26. Rather than giving in to this pattern of dread, I will choose to have a positive mindset.

27. I am the best version of myself when I choose having a growth mindset my top priority.

28. Much of the time and energy spent worrying about Monday could be better used if I took care of myself this Sunday.

29. A good way to shift the anxious narrative is to shift the narrative to one of self-love affirmations and positive self-care statements.

30. Healthy boundaries and expectations with myself will lead to a more productive and less anxious week.

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31. My nervous system doesn’t deserve to be in a constant state of fight-or-flight because of my job.

32. I am in pursuit of vibrant health in every sense of the word.

33. The mental chatter will dissipate when I begin to embrace the present moment.

34. I give myself permission to have a day off from work this week without feeling guilty.

35. 1440 minutes today can be spent addressing all the areas of my life that need attention.

36. I will not shy away from self-praise when I have accomplished something great this week.

37. I will be proactive about my self-care and not wait until I’m burnt out to make a change.

38. Going at my own pace is enough exercise for my mind to handle this week.

39. The only person I need to please this week is myself.

40. I will be mindful of the language I use to talk to myself this week.

41. On a regular basis, I will check in with myself to see how I’m really doing.

42. Diaphragmatic breathing will be my saving grace this week when I’m feeling overwhelmed.

43. Letting go of my past mistakes of the previous week will free up space for a more positive week.

44. My self-care practice is personal and individualized to what works for me.

45. Taking better care of myself is meeting Sunday night stress with non-judgement and self-compassion.

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Positive self-care affirmations

Self-care is crucial for a healthy mind and body. When we make self-care a priority, we are better able to show up for ourselves and others.

By implementing self-care affirmations into our lives, we can train our brains to think more positively about taking care of ourselves. Let us know which affirmation resonated with you the most.

Self-care is non-negotiable.

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