De-Stress with These 10 Websites

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All of us get stressed. What separates the superheroes from the villains is how you deal with it. Do you take your frustrations out on others, or are you able to calm yourself down? Get to your happy place with the following websites.

1. Calm.

As its name suggest, Calm is where you should go when you need to relax. Essentially, the website encourages you to meditate for a couple of minutes as you watch relaxing nature scenes and listen to soothing music. You can pick a guided option, or set a timer from 2 – 20 minutes.

2. The Thoughts Room.

Ticked off by your boss at work? Tempting as it me to send an angry email to your best friend, there’s still a chance the boss will see it if you’re sending it from a work computer. Instead, head to the Thoughts Room and watch your thoughts literally disappear as you type. All the benefits of venting with none of the risk!

3. The Nicest Place on the Internet.

Need a hug but don’t have a friend in sight? Console yourself with a virtual hug from the nicest place on the Internet – and consider giving your own, too.

4. Cute Overload.

It’s tough to be overwhelmed when you’re staring at adorable puppies. Add a little ‘aww’ to your day by taking a break at Cute Overload, which is guaranteed to make you smile.

5. Do Nothing for 2 Minutes.

All the time we spend online is bad for both our physical and mental health. Take a break at Do Nothing for 2 Minutes. This self-explanatory website is great for when you’re insanely busy – because everybody has 2 minutes to spare in a day. The website also detects when you touch your mouse or keyboard, forcing you to stay off tech for a bit.

6. Daily Good.

Perhaps you’re stressed out by all the depressing news you’re hearing? Get a dose of happiness at Daily Good, which only posts uplifting, inspiring news.

7. Soundrown.

Just because you can’t actually work from the beach doesn’t mean you can’t feel like it. Do so by listening to waves at Soundrown, which also has coffee shop, fire, bird and rain noises. You can listen to each track at once or combine them to create your most soothing (or productive!) soundtrack.

8. Relaxing Snow.

Sounds are all well and good, but you need a soothing visual to relax. Check out Relaxing Snow, which features snowflakes falling on a frozen lake. You also have the option to play music along with the image.

9. Silk.

Some breaks need to be a little bit more active than meditation, so why not try some high-tech doodling? Use your cursor to ‘paint’ on a dark background, holding it down to intensify the ‘woven silk’ effect. Silk also creates a mirror image of whatever you draw, so you can create beautiful images with no visual talent whatsoever.

10. Raining.fm.

Many people find falling rain to be one of the most soothing sounds there is. Create your own personalized soundtrack at Raining.fm, which allows you to adjust the amount and volume of rain, thunder and storm noises. There’s even a timer and a snooze function!

Where do you go to de-stress? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or Tweet us @SuperheroYou!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

Photo Credit: The359 via Compfight cc

All of us get stressed. What separates the superheroes from the villains is how you deal with it. Do you take your frustrations out on others, or are you able to calm yourself down? Get to your happy place with the following websites.

1. Calm.

As its name suggest, Calm is where you should go when you need to relax. Essentially, the website encourages you to meditate for a couple of minutes as you watch relaxing nature scenes and listen to soothing music. You can pick a guided option, or set a timer from 2 – 20 minutes.

2. The Thoughts Room.

Ticked off by your boss at work? Tempting as it me to send an angry email to your best friend, there’s still a chance the boss will see it if you’re sending it from a work computer. Instead, head to the Thoughts Room and watch your thoughts literally disappear as you type. All the benefits of venting with none of the risk!

3. The Nicest Place on the Internet.

Need a hug but don’t have a friend in sight? Console yourself with a virtual hug from the nicest place on the Internet – and consider giving your own, too.

4. Cute Overload.

It’s tough to be overwhelmed when you’re staring at adorable puppies. Add a little ‘aww’ to your day by taking a break at Cute Overload, which is guaranteed to make you smile.

5. Do Nothing for 2 Minutes.

All the time we spend online is bad for both our physical and mental health. Take a break at Do Nothing for 2 Minutes. This self-explanatory website is great for when you’re insanely busy – because everybody has 2 minutes to spare in a day. The website also detects when you touch your mouse or keyboard, forcing you to stay off tech for a bit.

6. Daily Good.

Perhaps you’re stressed out by all the depressing news you’re hearing? Get a dose of happiness at Daily Good, which only posts uplifting, inspiring news.

7. Soundrown.

Just because you can’t actually work from the beach doesn’t mean you can’t feel like it. Do so by listening to waves at Soundrown, which also has coffee shop, fire, bird and rain noises. You can listen to each track at once or combine them to create your most soothing (or productive!) soundtrack.

8. Relaxing Snow.

Sounds are all well and good, but you need a soothing visual to relax. Check out Relaxing Snow, which features snowflakes falling on a frozen lake. You also have the option to play music along with the image.

9. Silk.

Some breaks need to be a little bit more active than meditation, so why not try some high-tech doodling? Use your cursor to ‘paint’ on a dark background, holding it down to intensify the ‘woven silk’ effect. Silk also creates a mirror image of whatever you draw, so you can create beautiful images with no visual talent whatsoever.

10. Raining.fm.

Many people find falling rain to be one of the most soothing sounds there is. Create your own personalized soundtrack at Raining.fm, which allows you to adjust the amount and volume of rain, thunder and storm noises. There’s even a timer and a snooze function!

Where do you go to de-stress? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or Tweet us @SuperheroYou!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

Photo Credit: The359 via Compfight cc

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