Listen To Podcasts
Listening to podcasts is a great way to distract yourself and escape. Depending on what you’re interested in you can learn new things, or feel like you’re listening to a conversation with friends. The can be really comforting, and a great alternative if music isn’t right for you at the moment. They’re also free and you can access them on your phone wherever, whenever!
There’a lot’s of great mental health ones out there. Just have a quick search on a podcast platform like Spotify or Apple music. Or simply look up any topic that interests you and there’s more than likely going to be some episodes about it. Seriously, there’s everything from Drag Race to Scottish history! Our fave is The Heavy Mental Podcast – a good place to start!
Alternatively try watching a Ted Talk on YouTube for a little bit of inspiration and to increase your knowledge and awareness of the world.
It’s important to find what works for you. If this doesn’t help, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to cope. See other ideas of things to try.