just breathe. distract yourself.


The Jazz Hop Café lots of really long relaxing mixes. the 'mixes' playlist will last for several hours.
SoulSearchAndDestroy very long mixes. some chill stuff and some more upbeat stuff.
the bootleg boy low-fi mixes. i recommend Lofi Hip Hop Mixes and RAINING.
Mellowbeat Seeker chill mixes. streams sometimes too.
nook browser extension that plays Animal Crossing New Leaf hourly themes in real time. can be set to have rain noises, only play the theme once per hour (to help you keep track of time), or play K.K. Slider music.


The Calligraphy Hub people writing really pretty.
Instagram Pottery Videos people making pottery usually on a wheel.
TEDtalks perfect if you need something to engage your mind, enjoy listening to lectures, and want to learn something new.
Bob Ross @ twitch streams of the most iconic relaxing video personality.


Rinmaru Games lots and lots of doll/avatar makers. good to make yourself, your favorite character, or an OC in.
Mateusz Skutnik point-and-click adventure games with an eerie, lonely vibe.
Not Doppler huge library of free games you can play in your browser.
2048 a classic, endless time wasting game.
Internet Arcade archive video games from the 70s-90s that you can play in your internet browser.
Picrew lots and lots of user submitted icon and doll makers.
Silk interactive generative art. not so much a game as much as it is a drawing tool.
Sudoku a classic, simple game that's easy to pick up. distracting and keeps your brain sharp.


Codecademy learn to code! i recommend neocities.org if you need an empty sandbox to test your skills and make your own site.
Sublime Stitching learn to embroider! this is a fairly inexpensive and relaxing hobby. and you can customize your clothes with it.
Beginner's Guide to Origami learn how to do something cool with something you probably already have on your desk.
How to Make a Super-Easy Friendship Bracelet this has become a personal favorite meditative activity of mine.
Origami Lucky Stars easy to make once you get the hang of it. it's said you'll be granted a wish if you fold 1000 stars. people commonly make colorful jars full of them.

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Neocities Gallery a revival of geocities; a lot of independent artists and coders make interesting sites. (warning) some sites have sudden/loud autoplay so browse with caution.
FRUiTS archive flip through 50 issues of FRUiTS, an iconic Japanese street fashion magazine.
Moving Image archive millions of free movies and videos from all sorts of decades and content matter.
Wikipedia: Unusual articles if you like getting into wikipedia rabbit holes, this is a great place to start.
Google Maps Planets get a good look at all the planets and some of the moons in our solar system.
List of common misconceptions this is a long wikipedia article. I'll read something off this and be like "no way, really?" then start googling it. then get so distracted I forgot I had anxiety in the first place.

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