I'm feeling afraid of the unknown

When I can't see a clear path, it leaves me worrying about what could be at the end of it.

In the Moment

When you are afraid of the unknown, focus on the good that could be, not on the bad that might be.

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Anxy Magazine

Lovely-looking magazine looking to undo some of the many stigmas surrounding mental health. Recent themes include ‘Masculinity’ and ‘Workaholism’.

 

If you’re looking for a beautiful piece of work to thumb through whilst also learning a thing or two about the realities and struggles of others, then Anxy Magazine is for you.

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The Calmer You Podcast

Hypnotherapist Chloe Bretheridge is on a mission to calm your brain down.

 

Shhhhhhhhhhhh.

 

Have a listen to her massive catalogue of episodes, featuring some fantastic interviewees plus suggestions and hacks for building confidence, being happier and ‘quieting your inner critic’.

 

Guests on the podcast come from the world of mental health, personal development, nutrition, medicine and many more – so there should hopefully be lots of these episodes that you find useful in some way or another.

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‘Anxious as Anything’ on Instagram

Anxious as Anything is a fun, honest, colourful account exploring all things anxiety and self doubt. With popping graphics and much needed positive reminders, Anxious as Anything encourage open conversation and vulnerability around anxiety and depression.

 

They’ve also recently begun hosting their own events (online, for now) and have a dedicated section on their site for accessing further info and resources.

 

Give ’em a follow why don’t ya.

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Seek Support From Those Who Make You Feel Safe

At Nalla, we all agree that it’s important to look for support from people who make you feel safe and cared for.

 

The person you talk to doesn’t have to be able to fix you, but they need to be a good listener—someone who’ll listen attentively and compassionately without being distracted or judging you.

 

Reach out to someone close to you, and be honest with them about your feelings. This can be hard to do, but even saying you need help out loud can be half the battle. Take it a step at a time, but just remember that you don’t have to face this challenge alone.

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Talk to Someone Familiar

It feels good to speak your feelings, but it can be hard to do.

 

Reach out to someone you know. A colleague, a friend or a family member. Then get your frustration or your worries off your chest.

 

Keeping these feelings in often just makes things worse, but talking about them can help you rationalise the issues and either address or move forward from them.