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

Wake Up!: Escaping a Life on Autopilot

According to Chris, 80% of our waking time is spent in autopilot – sounds like we should all probably do something about that.

 

In this handy book, you’ll find a huge variety of tips, tricks, activities and exercises designed to help you break out of autopilot, take more risks and harness control of your life.

 

Written by Chris Bar├ęz Brown.

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

Give Yourself a Stare

To help boost or realise your connection to yourself, sit in front of the mirror, and stare into your own eyes.

 

Do this for four minutes.

 

It’s easy to forget to appreciate yourself – life is busy, you might be stressed or overwhelmed – but taking a few minutes to stare into your own eyes, and appreciate yourself, can help to reassess situations and feelings.

Talk

In-person Conversation

With multiple lockdowns and lack of social contact, everyone’s feeling a little lonelier than usual. Nothing quite replaces good old-fashioned in-person quality time. When you’re (legally) able to, reach out to someone and spend some time with them – talk about anything you’d like and enjoy being in the company of another human being.

 

The simple act of talking to someone face to face about how you feel, or about literally anything else, can go a long way in relieving depression, and keeping that bastard away.