I'm feeling down

I feel down, sometimes I know why, sometimes I don't. This feeling is like a weight on top of me.

In the Moment

Feeling down in the dumps can sometimes stem from a lack of change in routine.

 

Whatever you’re doing right now, think about how you can change it in order to renew your motivation and excitement for other aspects of your life.

Read

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

A go-to book for decades now, this therapeutic read helps improve your way of thinking and avoid ‘cognitive distortion’ (aka brain farts).

 

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy discusses ways to recognise what causes your moods to change, how to address negative feelings, deal with guilt, handle hostility and criticism, build self-esteem and much more.

 

Written by David Burns.

Listen

My Dad Wrote a Porno Podcast

Hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine, My Dad Wrote a Porno is a podcast designed to make you laugh.

 

Each episode involves Jamie Morton reading a chapter of an amateur erotic novel, called Belinda Blinked, written by his dad under the pen name Rocky Flintstone – surely every child’s worst nightmare.

 

My Dad Wrote a Porno has received pretty much universal acclaim, so if you feel like crying with laughter instead of sadness, then give it a listen.

Watch

‘Somebody Feed Phil’ on Netflix

If you’re feeling shit, this show (with the smiliest foodie ever) should perk your spirits. Honestly, there’s no one who smiles as much as Phil, and it’s kinda contagious.

 

Having found fame through creating popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Phil Rosenthal has made 4 seasons of Everybody Loves Phil so far and every single one has been great. Particular favourites of ours include the Dublin episode and the Venice episode. But truly, they’re all a real mood-boosting watch so binge to your heart’s content.

 

Somebody Feed Phil is available to stream via Netflix.

Do

Go for a Run, Or Even a Walk

If you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed or even sad, go for a run. A short, easy, uplifting run.

 

Running also gives you the opportunity to go and explore somewhere familiar or somewhere new. Or just wander and see where you end up.

 

If running seems like too big of a jump, go on a walk. The benefits of doing either cannot be emphasized enough.

Talk

Mind Charity

Mind is a well-known charity that promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

 

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)