Got The Sunday Night Back-To-Work Blues? You're Not Alone

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Hey there '90s kids (and everyone else who binge-watched later on), remember when the iconically red-haired Angela Chase of the adolescence-defining series My So-Called Life said "There's something about Sunday night that really makes you want to kill yourself..."? Turns out, she was on to something.

According to a global poll conducted by, 76% of respondents in the US report having "really bad" Sunday night blues. Unfortunately, Americans seem to have the monopoly on this sad-Sunday state-of-mind; only 45% of survey respondents from elsewhere around the world report experiencing those "really bad" Sunday night blues. (Look for more details from the study this Tuesday, when Monster releases the full results.)

Interestingly enough, the heightened amount of Sunday night anxiety among Americans seems to parallel the US workers' lack of work-life balance when compared to other developed countries. According to a recent study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United States ranked 29 out of 34 countries examined, with one of the lowest work-life Balances.

And with that in mind, it's no wonder most Americans find Sunday night, the night when the scales unceremoniously tip back to the "work" side of things, to be the saddest night of the week. So what's a girl to do? Sit back, enjoy what's left of your weekend, and fear not the week ahead, thanks to these smart tips for combating those end-of-weekend blues.

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