Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite Youtube videos that never fail to make me feel calm and a bit more serene on stressful or inexplicably sad days. Yes, some (most) of these videos are (very) old, but the fact that I still watch & remember them should only further prove how good they are.
My Secrets: clothesencountersThis is honestly one of my favorite videos on Youtube. Jenn basically just writes (in her impeccable handwriting) a whole bunch of truth bombs on a piece of paper and holds them up, lookin' all cute. But for real, the first time I watched it I was overwhelmed because I could relate so much to some of the stuff she mentioned. Not leaving her house for 4 days and being happy about it? Ahhhhh yes. Not having idols? What a simplistic and yet thought-provoking concept. We all admire other people, but why don't we admire ourselves?
Let's Explore Maine: Ingrid NilsenNot gonna lie, I was unbelievably excited about this video because it's filmed in Maine! Sometimes it feels like people forget this little state exists. :) I like this video a lot because it was a little bit of a surprise for me. It starts out very aesthetically pleasing, and Ingrid talks in a cheery (and a lil sappy, be warned) way about her trip and friends. It's very cute. But by the end it became really touching and wonderful and whoop, I was crying. If you watch this video, watch it until the end.
Thanks I just Threw it On!: Arden RoseThis is a short film and I love it because it's really funny in an adorable sort of way. It pokes fun at vintage-obsessed girls in the modern day world, and it's just really well done. Watch this if you're in the mood for something light hearted and artsy.
29 Things about being 29: Hannah HartAh, this video makes me feel like a proud older-sister or something. I was smiling through the whole thing. There's something really grin-worthy about watching someone who is suddenly really happy talk about how happy they are with their own happiness (too many happy's, sorry). She basically talks about (in her typical funny way) how she's gotten her life together and feels wonderfully content.
The Horizon Line: VlogbrothersThis video is by John Green, so it's very intellectual, very metaphorical, and slightly pretentious. But I love it. It's super calming. And when you recognize his metaphor, what he's saying becomes really relevant and, I think, really important to hear.
Planning Your Perfect Morning: Ingrid NilsenThis video is the definition of calm. The whole mood of the video is perfectly represented by the big, cozy, muted-colored sweater she is wearing. It's a video about what may be the most calming morning of all time, and even if you're rushing and watching it between the thirty-seven things you have to get done, it'll give you a perfect little dosage of the lazy-Sunday-morning you fantasize about having.
Anyways, those are my go-to Youtube videos to watch when I want to bring about an illusion of peace and quiet in my often-frantic life. :)