Sunday Survival Guide: November 20th Edition

Digressions include birds, Taylor Swift, and dachshunds

Camille Prairie



Is it just me, or does it seem like the entire world is on edge on Sunday nights, just gripping onto that last bit of freedom?

Take a minute and breathe. Breathe in, and breathe out. Tomorrow will come whether you want it to or not, so I’ve included some fun factoids, tips and tricks, and movement practices that I thought you might find supportive for an easeful transition into the week.

Hearing Birdsong Can Alleviate Stress And Promote Mental Health

Several studies have shown that certain types of birdsong alleviate stress. This can be due to the cultural associations we have with different types of birds or the basic association that hearing birds signals nearby life.

This study showed lasting improvements in the mental health of people who were already considered healthy and those struggling with mental illnesses when both parties had everyday encounters with birdsong and birdlife in general.

If you needed a sign to take some time to get outdoors, this is it!

I enjoyed a walk with my family around a beautiful lake near where I live today.

Lake Townsend, Greensboro, NC PC: Author

This research reminded me of something a teacher of mine used to say:

Maybe birds sing to each other throughout the night to say, I’m still here. I’m still here.

How do you declare that you’re still here in the personal nights of your life?

Start Monday On A Good Note

A relaxing practice to start your day off with.

Some Soundtracks for Your Sunday/Monday Transition



Camille Prairie

NC-based freelance-writer and semi-functional 25 year old navigating what it means to be an adult. Find me at