This Sunday as I got the feeling of Sunxiety, I began to think of my team and how much I love them. How much I care about them and their families and the beautiful lives that working affords them. When I thought about the people that make Softway what it is, I snapped out of my spiral towards the Sunday Scaries. The thought of my people motivated me to get back to work and be a better leader than I was last week.
I genuinely believe we can all work in positive, loving, and human-focused work environments where Sunday Scaries are few and far between. I know from experience that it's possible. But it requires honesty, patience, forgiveness, self-awareness, a commitment to change our behaviors, but most importantly, the love we have for each other.
In this time of crisis, we must do what we can to rise above the fear of the unknown—the fear of what Monday and breaking news bring our way—to do what's right for our people and teams.