So, Steph and I have decided to put together our top 5 YouTube videos that have helped us during times of sheer, well – panic. Anxiety is no friend of ours but YouTube can certainly help. Here are our top 5 go-to YouTube videos for light anxiety relief.
Number 1: Ralph Smart’s “How to Break Out of The “Anxiety Trap”
Warning. You may get hooked on this entire channel. Ralph Smart is one of the most engaging YouTubers we’ve seen. You can learn so much about yourself and others through his simplistic, calming and insightful videos.
Number 2: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Demonstration
Take some time out to focus on something positive to shift your anxiety. Learning little techniques like this via YouTube during moments of panic or anxiety can really help your mind focus by taking in new and positive information. Emotional Freedom Techniques can be hugely powerful. Take some time out to learn EFT and if you tend to suffer from panic attacks in public, feel comfort knowing you can always run to a loo to use it.
Number 3: The Sounds of a Hoover
A personal favourite. That amazing sound of someone hoovering. Now if you are into hoover sounds like me then you might have a preference but you can pretty much find any brand on YouTube (not even kidding) and apparently there are millions of other people just like me who find comfort in hours upon hours of hoovering sound effects. I’m also quite partial to the hairdryer videos too. If you can’t sleep, try these. They are helpful in acting as a type of white noise that blocks the rest of the world out whilst calming you at the same time. But, it’s either for you, or it’s really not.
Number 4: Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday Videos
With guest speakers like Eckhart Tolle and Iyanla Vanzant you are guaranteed to learn something that will help you in one way or another. We get lost in videos on the Oprah network and the wealth and understanding you can grasp from these conversations can help no end.
Number 5: 8 Hour Focus Music: Let go of Mental Anxiety, Focus and Concentrate, Relax music
This type of music only works in the right setting, well, for us anyway. Calm areas in your home with candles, some lavender spray and/or essential oils burning. Take a bath and put a Zen track from YouTube on. Place your phone in a cup in the bathroom (in a safe place) so it strengthens the sound and relax. Continue to play the music up until you are about to hit the sack – when you get over the fact that it might be slightly cheesy, you realise that actually, you’re quite chilled out.