1. Quick Relaxation
This video from UK-based life coach Diana Parkinson is perfect for when you're feeling super stressed and just need to take 10 minutes for yourself. I especially find it helpful for when I need to "recharge" between stressful tasks.
2. Water Sounds
This video is literally eight full hours of super relaxing water sounds. It's awesome for helping you calm your mind before sleep, or even just for when you need a much needed zone out session.
3. Bird Calls
Much like the above, this one is hours of birds and wind. I like to play it while I drink coffee, do my morning stretches, or even just have it in the background while I work at my desk. It helps creates a super calming ambiance within your space.
4. ASMR Jewelry Box
Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is essentially the medical term for when a sound makes your head feel warm and tingly — often from soft, soothing voices. There's even an entire online community devoted to it and it's relaxing properties, and while the above video from The Water Whispers Ilsa may seem kind of weird at first (after all, it's essentially some lady showing you her jewelry) you'll likely find that it is CRAZY relaxing once you give it a chance. Much like the water sounds video, I recommend listening to it if you have trouble falling asleep at night.
5. Rain Stick Video
The relaxing and tingly sensation you feel through ASMR isn't just triggered by voices — it's also brought on by things like tapping. The above video — also from The Water Whisperers — uses a soft voice with a rain stick for the ultimate relaxation effect.
6. Guided Morning Meditation
This ten minute guided mediation video is designed to help you set the right tone for your whole day, as well as provides you with helpful breathing exercises. Just make sure you're seated upright and won't be at risk of falling back asleep!
7. Relaxing Yoga
This video from the yoga instructors at the PsychTruth channel is designed to walk you through yoga moves specifically designed to decrease stress and anxiety to help you sleep. Do it an hour or so before bed to reap the full benefits.
8. Kaleidoscope Visuals
If you're someone who zones out and relaxes by watching visual cues, the above moving kaleidoscope of colors and images is probably perfect for you. Just turn it on and let your anxious feelings melt away.
9. Makeup Tutorial
If you inexplicably find it relaxing to watch people put on makeup, then this video is definitely for you. ASMR-er Whispers Audios walks us through her makeup routine in this super relaxing, super zone out-worthy video.
Life gets stressful, so having a few coping mechanisms up our sleeves is super important. That's why centering yourself with a few super assessable (and super free) relaxation videos can make a major difference in your daily life. So kick off your shoes and start watching!
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