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    Posted on Aug 27, 2016

    19 Things To Look At If You're Really Stressed Out Right Now

    Sometimes the internet is that friend you need to lean on.

    We asked the members of the BuzzFeed Community to share the things they look at when they're feeling stressed. So if you're feeling overwhelmed, these might help:

    1. This otter eating a watermelon and hating it.

    Facebook: zoozamekzlin / Via

    "Cracks me up every time and eases the stress."


    2. This photo of Voldemort trying to catch his nose. / HeyDay Films

    "I look at this meme. It’s nice to have some humor when you’re stressed. Laughter really helps."


    3. This dog's silly pics. All of them.

    @MarnieTheDog / Via

    "I look at Marnie the Dog’s Instagram page. Nothing can make me feel better faster. She’s absolutely adorable and her captions are hilarious."


    4. This reminder that dogs can be so ridiculously floppy.


    "No matter how stressed, overwhelmed, or anxious I feel, just knowing that somewhere in the world this dog exists perks me right up."


    5. This Instagram page run by the operations director of a big cat sanctuary.

    @bigcatderek / Via

    "Something about him just walking around the compound hanging out with big cats is relaxing to me."


    6. This GIF that helps you regain control of your breathing.

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    "This GIF immediately calms me down any time I’m stressed. I just sync my breathing with it for at least two breaths and I’m all good."


    7. ASMR videos like this, which can help you relax with soft sounds.

    GentleWhispering / Via

    "I love ASMR. GentleWhispering and MassageASMR got me through labor with my first child!"


    Watch the full video here.

    8. This guy eating cotton candy in reverse. / Via

    "Doesn’t matter how I’m feeling, I can’t help but laugh."


    9. This beautiful aquarium video.

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    Watch the full video here.

    10. This floral art on Bridget Beth Collins' Instagram.

    11. Landscape paintings like this.

    Thomas Hawk / Via Flickr: thomashawk

    "It gives me a moment to escape. I just let my imagination take me to that place."


    12. Or Bob Ross videos.

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    FYI: You can watch Bob Ross's The Joy of Painting on Netflix or right here.

    13. Watching perfect eye makeup like this come together.

    @lustrelux / Via

    "It really calms me down. It’s satisfying. Work is a major source of stress for me, so seeing the expensive products inspires me to work hard for that $$."


    Watch the full makeup tutorial here.

    14. Or just mesmerizing pancake art.

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    Watch the full video here.

    15. Ridiculously decadent Pinterest recipes.

    Julianne Bayer / Via

    "When I’m stressed, I find recipes online and save them to Pinterest. I can get lost in the link after link of food blogs, and it really distracts me when I need it to."


    16. These videos of soldiers surprising their loved ones.

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    "Watching other people’s happiest moments and pure, genuine love reminds me of all the beauty there is in the world."


    Here's a compilation that'll hit you right in the feels.

    17. These game show contestants who didn't exactly nail it. / Via

    "It makes you want to laugh at your own situation, too."


    Watch the full video from Stupid Game Show Answers here.

    18. This "beautifully awful rendition" of The Beach Boys' "I Get Around." / Capitol Records / Via

    19. And this doctor's wild pimple popping videos — if that's your thing.

    @DrPimplePopper / Via

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