Pissed Off

My fuse is short at the moment - I can't handle certain people or situations without being worried I'll snap or withdraw.

In the Moment

Take a deep breath, and try to re-focus your feeling of frustration towards something else practical.

 

It’s actually a lot of effort being pissed off, so think about how this negative energy could be turned into positive action.

Read

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brené Brown is an American professor, lecturer, podcast host, and author of what might just be your new favourite book.

 

Daring Greatly, focusses on changing our perceptions around vulnerability. Often seen as a weakness or something we’d try to fight, Daring Greatly reframes vulnerability as a strength, enabling us to love and accept our true selves and enjoy experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

 

We’ve been told all of BrenĂ©’s other books are fab, too, so read ’em all. Oh, and she’s got a Netflix special out as well, loosely based on Daring Greatly, called The Call to Courage.

Listen

Athletico Mince Podcast

Bob Mortimer and Andy Townsend host one of the weirdest, tangent-filled extravaganza’s of (mainly improvised) comedy ever created.

 

If you were feeling any kind of way before listening, you’ll be sure to feel about 20,000 times better (and perhaps slightly confused) afterwards.

 

Chaos in all the right places.

Watch

‘Boop My Nose’ on Instagram

Amongst the thousands of animal-themed Instagram accounts out there, one stands unrivalled. It’s called Boop My Nose, and it’s honestly everything you could ever need.

 

A whole account of dog noses. Literally so many pictures of happy doggo noses.

 

Go and drown in them instead of sadness.

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

Ask Your Grandma for Advice

It’s a well known, scientifically proven* fact, that nobody can do wrong in their grandma’s eyes. Every grandchild should be aware of this.

 

So, if you feel scared or anxious, grannies tend to come in handy – give ’em a ding. They’re wise, they’re experienced, and they love a good chinwag.

 

You can also volunteer your time to speak with elderly people over the phone through various charities, helping to make them feel less alone whilst also giving you the opportunity to ask them for advice too. A win-win situation we think.

 

At Nalla, some of us have volunteered with Age UK before to do just this, via their Telephone Befriender scheme.

 

*not quite scientifically proven.