Online places you can visit when you are stressed out

A love list of online tools to help you breathe again.

If you need to relax, these websites will help you! (Plus, most of them are really cute.)

There is a folder in the toolbar of my browser called “Helpful.”

Inside, there is a collection of websites that I go to when I need to de-stress, laugh, or just let off steam. While I love walking and playing as ways to relax, sometimes it is impossible to resort to any of them – and the Internet becomes the only accessible place for me to feel better.

This list will be updated whenever I’ll discover something new. I heartily recommend all of these, having tested them for quite some time, and I hope that more and more will pop up in the future. (By the way, if you have any suggestion, send me an e-mail!)

I hope you’ll enjoy them & find them helpful.

1. If you want to RELAX…

: Follow this paintbrush with your eyes.
: Listen to calming sounds.
: Weave silk on your screen.
: Create neon flames.
: Play this game.
: Or, paint a song.

2. If you want to VENT…

: Visit the thoughts room.
: Or, rewrite a situation where you were hurt.
: Talk with someone online.
: Destroy a computer. (If you are in an office, though, turn off the speakers!)

3. If you want to SMILE…

: We have emergency kittens.
: Also, here you can undisgruntle yourself.
: What about a cute overload? (The website’s on hiatus, but the archives are still online.)

4. If you want COMFORT…

: Spend some time in the dawn room.
: Visit the nicest place on the Internet.
: Listen to someone assuring you that it gets better.
: Or read stories that will give you hope.
: Check your emotional baggage.

5. If you want to DISTRACT YOURSELF…

: Tour among the stars.
: Play any of these cute games.
: Make sick beats (WARNING: flashing images) or play your QWERTY.
: Watch a TED talk. (Look here if you want to laugh. Look here if you have just 10 minutes to spare.)

6. If you want to CALM DOWN…

: Visit the stress analyst.

7. Finally, if you are not stressed out right now but want to avoid that in the future…

: Let this interactive guide take care of your self-care.
: Read this Wikihow article on how to be the best you can be. (It makes quite a lot of good points!)


P.S. You can also answer one or two of these questions to know yourself or print and fill in this little workbook to find your values.

Do you have thoughts or doubts bothering you? Do you just want to vent? Ask Box is the place where you can drop your questions about life, the universe and everything. My inbox is always open – email me at

{Original picture: Leeroy via Life of Pix}

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