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When Your Feet Lose The Ground

And you need to find it again... These sites help me out a lot. Thought I would share :)

1. Hatnote Listen To Wikipedia

If Wikipedia is a place you just can’t leave be, then this is a perfect link for you. Responding to every update, edit and new post on the endlessly collaborative site, Hatnote turns these into soft sounds akin to the strum of a guitar. This is perfect for people who enjoy a bit of white noise in their day to quiet a busy mind, as there is no predictable pattern for this site whatsoever.

2. The Most Relaxing Tune Ever

Sometimes just tones are enough to rewire our minds to a more settled and comfortable place. If plucking and strumming are a bit too hard to handle on a sensory overload day, I would recommend this link, for sure. For people like me, who sometimes find themselves feeling somewhat cynical in regards to guided meditation, something like this is absolutely perfect. Put those headphones on, find somewhere comfortable to sit, and let the sound ease you back to a good mood.

3. The Quiet Place

The Quiet Place is probably the least invasive (while still being entirely interactive) minimalist site I’ve ever been on. It guides you through three minutes of being entirely unplugged, and reminds you of things we tend to take for granted in our fast-paced world. There is calming music for those who prefer it, but it can be turned off for those that just need a genuine Quiet Place. This entire project is a gift, and I highly recommend checking it out when you’ve the mindset and time for it.

4. The Thoughts Room

Part of the same incredible project as The Quiet Room above, this is a place to go when you need to let out your thoughts and feelings, but don’t feel like you want anyone to actually respond. This site allows you to type out anything you like and watch your angry words, or your sad words, become glittering stars before they fade away and leave you alone.

5. Build A Galaxy

For the inner artist in all of us. A site that asks for nothing but a click of a mouse to create galaxies of your choosing, in any colour, pattern, design or complexity. It lets you save your creations to show others later, too.

Whatever mood we’re in, and whatever way we find to express ourselves, sometimes we just need a place - or several - to sit quietly and find ourselves again.

Velvl Ryder