I'm feeling stuck

I feel like the world around me is moving fast right now, but I'm having a hard time keeping up with it. Every good idea or opportunity seems just out of reach.

In the Moment

Grab a piece of paper and write down a list of all the things you’d like to do this week, then put in place a plan for how you’re going to achieve these goals.

Read

Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

An interactive journal to help build on your understanding of who you are, with illustrations, exercises, quotes and more.

 

Written by Meera Lee Patel.

Listen

The Argument Podcast

Another good podcast from The New York Times, pitting two or three hosts of varying political persuasions against each other to argue their case.

 

Keeps you in the loop with American politics, might get you a bit mad, and helps to see things from varying perspectives.

Watch

‘Somebody Feed Phil’ on Netflix

If you’re feeling shit, this show (with the smiliest foodie ever) should perk your spirits. Honestly, there’s no one who smiles as much as Phil, and it’s kinda contagious.

 

Having found fame through creating popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Phil Rosenthal has made 4 seasons of Everybody Loves Phil so far and every single one has been great. Particular favourites of ours include the Dublin episode and the Venice episode. But truly, they’re all a real mood-boosting watch so binge to your heart’s content.

 

Somebody Feed Phil is available to stream via Netflix.

Do

Involve Yourself in Social Activities

You may feel like you don’t want to, but try to keep up with social activities.

 

Often when you’re depressed, it feels more comfortable to retreat into your shell, but being around other people will make you feel a lot better.

 

Check and see if there are local events or activities available near you that you could involve yourself in, via facebook groups, community blogs or local noticeboards. If that’s a step too far for you right now then go for a walk, do some exercise or do an activity solo, but try to do these in a place with other people around you – existing in spaces that are shared by other people can help you feel more connected and part of something, even if you’re not directly socialising with anyone straight away.

Talk

Get a Mentor

Many find getting some sort of mentor can make a huge difference to your motivation to learn and grow.

 

Reach out to someone inspirational that you know, or approach someone you don’t know, through social channels like LinkedIn and Instagram, and ask them for a chat.