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5 Calming Websites for When You're Feeling Anxious

Updated: Sep 13, 2020

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calming websites for anxiety

The world can be a stressful and sometimes overwhelming place, especially during the craziness of the Holiday season. For those of us with anxiety, all the social events, parties, and crowds can be extra challenging. This makes it especially important to remember to prioritize self-care and take breaks to re-focus and breathe.

One easy way to do this is to pick a calming website to visit- and you wouldn’t believe how many awesome choices there are! The internet, while it can certainly be a source of stress, also has the power to bring you a brief escape from all the chaos. Here are 5 of my favorite calming websites to visit when I’m feeling anxious:

1. The Quiet Place Project

The Quiet Place Project is a virtual "room" which brings you away from the business, distractions, and notifications we get caught up in. It plays some gentle music, which you can mute if you want, but has no flashy ads, pop-ups, or interruptions. What a breath of fresh air!

2. Calming Manatee

Calming Manatee is a simple webpage that generates images of an adorable manatee with encouraging messages. You can refresh the page as many times as you want to get a new message each time. I’ve found it surprisingly uplifting.

5 Calming Websites for when you're feeling anxious

3. Live Kitten Cams

What better way to relax then hanging out with little kittens? This website lets you watch kitties being kitties from a live camera feed at Kitten Rescue Sanctuary in Los Angeles, California. If you (somehow) would rather watch something else, the site also has other animal and scenery live feeds.

4. Silk

Silk is a calming, interactive site that lets you easily create unique neon drawings on a dark background with your mouse. It’s beautiful, simple, and so fun to do!

5. My Noise

MyNoise is a huge collection of high-quality sounds including nature, voices, industrial sounds, drones and more. I sometimes also like to use this site to fall asleep, or to focus when I’m studying. My favorites for calming anxiety are the cat purr, rain noise, and fan noise.


About the Author

guest blogger, mental health blogger, lauren gibbons

Lauren is a young Navy wife and “fur mom” to two very cute, very naughty dogs. She loves coffee, movies, animals, and writing about anxiety and mental health topics on her blog, Anxious and Unstoppable.

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