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.

Read

Anxy Magazine

Lovely-looking magazine looking to undo some of the many stigmas surrounding mental health. Recent themes include ‘Masculinity’ and ‘Workaholism’.

 

If you’re looking for a beautiful piece of work to thumb through whilst also learning a thing or two about the realities and struggles of others, then Anxy Magazine is for you.

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Yellow Brick Cinema Playlists

This popular Youtube channel is loaded with insanely relaxing, never-ending playlists. There’s a lot of these kinds of channels on YouTube, but this one seems to hit the mark for us.

 

Stick on a playlist of your choice, close your eyes, and let yourself drift off to somewhere much, much calmer.

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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.