Blog: Finding the right tools

Welcome to Monday, I hope you had a great weekend.

I’m got a little behind with my wellbeing work over the weekend, basically everything I had planned to do did not happen. I bought and received a new laptop, so my time was spent getting that up and running.  Hopefully I’ll be back on track with it now, and be able to work a little more efficiently too.

The last couple of weeks have been difficult for me.  I’ve definitely been lucky to have support from my friends and I’ve been drawing on the same tools I talk about on a regular basis too.  We all have times that are tougher than others.  Lockdown has not made this worse, to be honest I think it has helped me focus on what I needed to and to what actually matters.

So yes, I have been navigating difficult times of late, but I wanted to share a couple of resources that have been really helping me out.

First up – is IDONTMIND.  This is a blog and support resource that has been very enlightening since the beginning of the year.  I do highly recommend checking this campaign out at www.idontmind.com. I also found their Instagram feed useful, with their focus on dealing with perspectives on anxiety too. This is an American website, but the resources have really helped me out a lot.

And finally I’ve been using the Foundations smart phone app.  A (currently fully) free wellbeing app that has quite a bit of science behind the various tools it provides, but has proven to be less intrusive than headspace and calm.  It really resonated with me, I get enough direct prompts or notifications in my life, so this one has really helped me over the last few weeks.

I wanted to share these resources, as I always like that when I do something to help myself, there can be others out there who can benefit too.

Wellbeing is very personal – there is no one size fits all answer. Finding the tools, support and techniques that work for you is really important. Life is suppose to be messey, so you may not find the exact set of tools first time.  That is ok, take some time for yourself, discover the things in life the enhance your wellbeing.

Life is a journey, and things change along the course.  So can the tools we use to survive.

Have a great week.

You have got this.

3 comments

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