Uplifting and inspiring ideas for you to try

It isn’t always easy to see the positives or motivate yourself. Here are some inspirational resources to help you feel a little bit happier and a little more stronger; or just pass the time pleasantly.

Websites

Dr Pooky Knightsmith’s Mental Health Advice and #3GoodThings

Craftivist Collective teaches the art of gentle protest

Woolly Hugs put your knitting to good use

Poem of the Day words to inspire

Reading Well – Books on Prescription reading to help you feel better

Birdsong Radio along with the birds outside your window, here are other songs for you to enjoy

Thrive: Carry on Gardening ideas for improving your own garden

Gardening the Community tips working with others to grown things

Bucketfillers101 ideas for if you’re feeling overwhelmed

Radio Garden tune into radio stations from around the world

Window Swap bored with your own view? Swap it for someone else’s

Sounds of the Forest hear the creatures call to you 

TED Talks loads of free lessons to learn from.

 

Books

These are all designed to help you cheer, calm or build confidence.

The Little Book of Kindness: Everyday actions to change your life and the world around you by Bernadette Russell

The Happy Self Journal

The Little Book of Wonder: Rediscover the power of creativity, curiosity and imagination by Bernadette Russell

Guerilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance: Making A Better World Through Craftivism by Sayraphim Lothian

Mindfulness of Nature with Claire Thompson

Survivors: Extraordinary Tales from the Wild and Beyond by David Long and Kerry Hyndman

David Long, Kerry Hyndman (illustrator)

How to make a difference by Kate and Ella Robertson.

How to be hopeful (pre order) by Bernadette Russell

Start where you are: how to accept yourself and others by Pema Chödrön

Notes on a nervous planet by Matt Haig

The Artist’s Way: a course in discovering and recovering your creative self by Julia Cameron

 

Apps

Coffitivity for when you can’t get out to a coffeeshop but want to feel like you’re in one for work

Brainsparker helps you think creatively

SimpleMind for all your mind-mapping needs

Unstuck a life coach in your pocket

50+ Apps to boost your creativity because we all need prompts to inspire us

 

Other tips and ideas…

Restrict your phone for some #digitaldowntime

Forest plant trees as you concentrate

StayFocused keeps you working

Cold Turkey blocks things so you can focus

Freedom free your time by shutting out distractions

Self Control for mac users who want to stay anchored.

 

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