I'm feeling unsafe
I feel uncomfortable, like my route out is blocked.
In the Moment
Move to somewhere you feel comfortable physically (e.g. your bed) or imagine somewhere relaxing and peaceful, then let yourself exist there for a moment whilst you recalibrate.
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.
Headspace is a popular app for meditation and mindfulness techniques, providing some fantastic ways to calm your thoughts, sleep better and de-stress. You’ve probably heard of this one already, but if not then check it out. It’s one of our favourite apps.
You can try Headspace for free for 2 weeks, but you’ll have to fork out a subscription fee (£50 per year or £10 per month) if you want ongoing access.
Life Lessons from 100-Year-Olds
Meet Cliff, Emelia, and John. They’re all made it past the 100-year-old mark, and they’ve got a few observations to share about the years they’ve lived.
Learn how to appreciate life and let go of guilt and sadness in this short interview exploring the lives of three centenarians.
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.