5 Websites That Will Make Your Monday More Bearable
After I wrote Friday's post about trying to find moments of calm, my good friend Leah posted a comment about a site she and her daughter love called Calming Manatee:
"When you go to the website, there is a picture of a manatee with a thought bubble about being calm and taking a deep breath. Then every time you click the screen, you get another manatee and another calming thought. Enjoy!"
I was instantly in love, and not just because of my deep-rooted fondness for manatees. (I started a Save the Manatee club in 6th grade. You can imagine what that did for my popularity.)
Calming Manatee motivated me to look for other similar sites on the Internet, sites that have no other purpose than to make you feel good.
5 websites that will make your Monday more bearable:
Calming Manatee--My personal favorite is "Sit down, let me brush your hair while you talk."
The Nicest Place on the Internet--Sometimes you just need a hug. Visit this site to get virtual hugs from friends all around the world. It's not the same as your mom, but you'll see the earnest expressions of kindness on these huggers' faces. Very heartwarming. If you're feeling like sending some love, you can submit a hug too!
Do Nothing For 2 Minutes--Need a calming breath? Time to disconnect? Here's your chance to do nothing for 2 minutes. If you click your mouse or press any key on your keyboard, the timer starts over. Try it!
Cute Roulette--If you're an animal lover, this site is for you. Cute Roulette is a compilation of short videos to make you smile. I highly recommend Dancing Dog. (I woke up my husband from his deep post-run sleep to watch this one.)
Maybe you're home with a new baby and you're in your 3rd shirt of the day before 9AM.
Maybe it's your first day of work without your little one.
Maybe your coworkers are difficult. Or your commute is. Or your career itself.
Maybe you're scrambling to get out of the door on time and feeling guilty that your child's "lunchbox" is a reusable shopping bag with a piece of painter's tape with his name on it. (That would be me.)
Maybe you're missing someone you love.
Take 2 minutes to grab a cup of coffee and an emergency compliment, and let's tackle this Monday.