I'm feeling hopeless

I feel like I can't see in very far in front of me. It's tricky to imagine or think positively about what the future could look like.

In the Moment

We all feel a little hopeless sometimes, and it’s fine to feel like this.

Why don’t you make some plans for the next few days, and push yourself to leave your comfort zone?

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The Self-Care Project: How to Let Go of Frazzle and Make Time for You

An honest take on how and why it’s important to make time for yourself, focussing on being acutely aware of your feelings and reflecting this awareness in the choices you make.

 

Written by Jayne Hardy.

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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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Life Lessons from 100-Year-Olds

Meet Cliff, Emelia, and John. They’re all made it past the 100-year-old mark, and they’ve got a few observations to share about the years they’ve lived.

 

Learn how to appreciate life and let go of guilt and sadness in this short interview exploring the lives of three centenarians.

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Try Out Some Physical Exercise

A relatively easy way to take your mind off things or get out of a slump is to find exercises that are continuous and rhythmic, and that you preferably enjoy.

 

Exercise-related benefits for depression can be boosted by focussing on rhythmic exercise, so walking, weight training, swimming, martial arts, playing the drums or twerking. Anything where you get those arms and legs of yours moving together-ish.

 

It’s never too late to release your inner Ringo Starr.

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)