I'm feeling like my mind is racing

I feel like there are million things whizzing round my head, and I can't focus in and figure out what each of those things are.

In the Moment

We all know that feeling.

Take a minute to stop what you’re doing completely, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and settle your mind and body.

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Anxiety Empire Magazine

Anxiety Empire is a fledgeling publication with one simple message; “Mental health. It is not just an issue for the individual. It’s an issue of society, and how we live our lives.”

 

Each issue of Anxiety Empire focusses in on specific parts of society and modern life, and then explore how these affect and impact mental health. For their inaugural issue, they’ve chosen the world of media – you can order this issue online, totally free of charge.

 

If you’re looking for some further inspo, check out Anxiety Empire’s Instagram account.

Listen

Take 5, by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

World-famous jazz.

 

The best piano riff in the world probably.

 

Guaranteed pick-me-up.

Watch

NOWNESS: In Residence

A Nalla favourite, exploring the homes and living spaces of architects, artists and designers.

 

NOWNESS is renowned for producing insightful and creative content, and this YouTube series is no different.

 

The cinematography, variety and individuals featured make this a captivating, and very calming, watch.

Do

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

The Mental Health Foundation

This is the organisation behind Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and have spent decades conducting research, providing support and running community schemes.

 

Note here that they don’t have a support line or chat function – their focus is on finding practical solutions to help with prevention, so check them out if you’re looking for useful resources and information, and engage with their content on social media.