The holidays can often be a (wonderfully) hectic and stressful time.  Therefore, in an effort to help others manage, we thought we would remind you about It’s a collection of relaxation and meditation tools, some of which are free and some of which are accessed through subscription.

Just landing on the homepage lets you listen to gorgeous sounds of running water and birds—designed to help you close your eyes and take a refreshing 10-minute break in your stressful day.

They have a free smartphone app, and it’s great! One of the things we really like about the app is that in order for the calming sounds to continue to play, you can’t do other apps at the same time. Which means you are purposefully setting aside some head-space for a break—for calm.

There are also timed, guided relaxation “meditation breaks” included both on the website and the app which guide you through gentle breathing and imagery to help you calm down from an anxious situation or to relax before or after a stressful event. Maybe even during a stressful event!

What do you do to help you stay calm? What do you think of trying a tool that allows you to put away everything else for just a few minutes to have some time for just yourself? … If you have used the Calm app or site before or try it out after reading this article, tell us about your experience.

Firefly ★

I like to do coloring pages, yoga, and running to help me with my mental health.

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