Nine small things you can do right now if you’re struggling

Alex Mathers
5 min readSep 14, 2023

I’ve had many moments when I felt tired, fed up, overwhelmed and in despair.

It seemed like everything was going wrong. I had no out. I just wanted to lie in bed and do nothing.

But doing nothing, no matter how hard it seems, is the last thing you need to do.

When it seems like our world is crumbling, this is never how it really is. It just appears like this.

When it seems we have nothing left in the tank, this is not the time for big, drastic actions. either

You don’t need to quit. You don’t need to leave the country. You don’t need to burn bridges.

You need a second to breathe. Stop revving on fourth gear.

You now need to re-engage first gear. And you need to focus on the simplest of actions.

The tiniest of actions are the most powerful thing in the world.

They transform you from victim to leader in a flash. And mindset is all that matters at this point.

The small stuff seems small, but — in the throes of despair — they are gigantic.

Try these:

Brush your teeth.