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.

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Remember This When You’re Sad

According to Maggy van Eijk, the best place to cry in public is: the top deck of a bus, right at the front. Maggy also claims eating super salty liquorice or swimming in an icy cold pond are things that make you feel alive, but aren’t bad for you. Depends how salty the liquorice is really, but you get the idea.

 

Remember this when you’re sad is a raw, unfiltered memoir/care manual, using humour to tackle trauma and deliver a better state of mental wellbeing.

 

Written by Maggy van Eijk.

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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.

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‘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.

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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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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)