I'm feeling guilty

Others have been through far more than I have. I feel bad for even feeling bad.

In the Moment

Shit happens.

 

It’s pointless feeling guilty about something you can’t change. Instead, think about what you’d do differently next time.

 

If you’re unsure where the guilt is even coming from, then it usually means you have no reason to feel guilty in the first place. Have a think about how you could boost your self-confidence and train yourself to be able to look at mistakes as a learning curve, not a failure.

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Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

An interactive journal to help build on your understanding of who you are, with illustrations, exercises, quotes and more.

 

Written by Meera Lee Patel.

Listen

Honest Designers Podcast: Dealing With Mental Health

Designers discuss their own experiences with mental health, and offer an honest look at how mental health can affect those working in the design industry.

 

If you work in the design industry, then you’re probably familiar with the particular stresses that exist for many of those who work within it – and that was more pronounced than ever in 2020.

 

It’s nice to listen to podcasts like this, hear from those in your industry about their experiences, and learn how to overcome common hurdles many others in your position are faced with every single day.

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How To Actually Get Things Done (Implementation Intentions)

Everyone has had those sudden moments where they think “I’m going to change my ways, I’m going to do that tomorrow” and then the next day they wake up and decide “actually, nah I’ll do it another time”. It’s easy to do.

 

Common examples of these broken promises to ourselves would be; packing in the cigs, mustering the courage and mental perseverance to get a membership at the gym, waking up before 4:30pm on a Saturday. It’s easy to slip into a rhythm, one that might be stopping you from what you genuinely want to achieve.

 

This >10-minute video sets out was of actually doing things you set out to do, to get rid of unnecessary guilt and adopt positive and productive habits. Implementation intentions might just help you get that thing done.

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How to Do Basic Mindful Breathing

Mindful breathing is a basic practise of mindfulness, to help calm down, focus or reset. It’s essentially slowing and deepening your breathing to regulate your oxygen intake, and trying to clear your mind of distractions and thoughts in the process.

 

Here’s one we’ve tried before to help get you started:

Sit in a quiet place free from distractions.

 

Sit up straight, close your eyes and breathe in through your nose whilst counting to 5.

 

Hold your breath for a count of 6. Then count to 7 as you slowly breathe out.

 

Repeat this until you feel calm and still.

 

All you need to remember is 5,6,7.

 

In for 5, hold for 6, out for 7.

 

Simple.

Talk

Anxiety UK

Well-known charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

 

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)