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.

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Calm (App)

Calm rocketed to fame and became the most popular app of its kind a few years ago, and although they’ve got competition from the likes of Headspace, they’ve remained highly popular. Offering techniques and resources for meditation, sleep, mindfulness and much more, Calm also offer a great selection of physical exercises via video, all to help you feel calmer and more connected.

 

Well worth a look if you’re searching for a first step into the world of mindfulness.

 

Like Headspace, Calm is free to try, but if you want access to the full app you’ll have to pay a fee.

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Headspace Guide to Meditation, on Netflix

Headspace Guide to Meditation is a new Netflix show, narrated by the gentle voice of Headspace co-founder and ex-Buddhist monk, Andy Puddicombe.

 

If you’re new to meditation and mindfulness, this show gives you the tools and guidance to start the journey to a calmer you. It also includes some lovely animations, which are super relaxing to watch as you slowly unwind.

 

Perfect viewing before bed or after work.

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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.

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‘The Circle Line’ Online Therapy

The Circle Line offer affordable online therapy, easy to access from the comfort of your own home – a modern take on traditional therapy.

 

You can head to their site, pick out the right therapist for you and have your therapy sessions and programmes delivered digitally. Easy.