How to fight the 'Sunday Scaries'

Michelle Bombicie from Columbia University shares tips on how to face the anxiety and fear we all have at the beginning of the week known as the "Sunday Scaries."
3:26 | 08/16/19

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to tell you about our more than four out of five Americans say they experience the so-called Sunday scareys, that anxious feeling as you start a new workweek. I totally can relate to this. Rebecca Jarvis is here on how the beat the nerves and start the week off right. Great to see you. I'm sure a lot of people can relate to this. Right now, most everyone watching is probably thinking about kicking off the weekend. By the time Sunday rolls around, like clockwork, those feelings of anxiety start to kick in, and what can you do to tackle those Sunday scaries? Reporter: Lori bergamotto is a mom. From appearing here on "Gma," to being a style editor. Lori tries to relax with her family on weekend. That was fun. Reporter: But when Sunday rolls around -- It's almost 11:00. I have the scareys. I know that I won't be able to sleep tonight. Reporter: The Sunday scareys hit. That creeps in before the start of a new week. A phenomenal experienced by 81% of Americans according to one survey. What's the worst part of the Sunday scaries? I either can't go to sleep until after 1:00 A.M. Or after midnight, or I'll be up until 4:00 A.M. I responded to emails I need to respond to. Are there things I can do tonight to make the week go smoother or make Monday morning easier? Literally every single thing that can happen for some reason, Sunday night is when I think about it. Breathe it in. Reporter: We brought in Michelle bombasi, the healthy adviser from Colombia university medical center to help Lori tackle the dread. We like to look at this in three ways, lifestyle modifications, mind body practices and incorporating the Monday reset. Reporter: First up, get off your technology. We know what the biggest invader to our weekend is, our devices. Try to resist the urge or commit to powering down by 5:00 P.M. So you allow relaxation time on Sunday. The second one is try to get a good night's sleep, and really creating a sleep time ritual for yourself. Reporter: Michelle suggests setting a blue light filter on your phone, limiting TV before bed and deep breathing exercises. Breathe in through your nose, and exhale out through your mouth, and you're going to focus on your breath, breathing in for four, one, two, three, four. Exhale through the mouth. Reporter: Finally, get a new perspective. Instead of looking at Monday as a day to dread, we look at it as an opportunity to restart and refresh. Like 52 mini resolutions. Our audience here practicing some of those breathing exercises today. Another great thing you can start today, Friday, is to target those Sunday scareys by knocking things off of that to-to list. Head into the weekend knowing you don't have a full plate of chores for Sunday. You're going home to do your laundry right now. And have a margarita.

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