Assignment 1 – Happy Internet!

Assignment 1 – The Internet’s My Happy Place

Currently, on the internet, one thing that is making me happy (and that has been keeping me happy/calm for these past few weeks) is those ASMR videos online, on YouTube.  I find them to be very relaxing, and they help me a lot.

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Finding peace of mind and relaxation is becoming more and more crucial in today’s hectic and stressful environment. The Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is one phenomenon that has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. ASMR is the term used to describe the pleasant, tingly sensation that some people get in reaction to particular audio and visual triggers. In this blog post below, I’ll explain the benefits of ASMR, and why I love it so much!!!


Stress Reduction and Relaxation: ASMR videos have been found to be quite successful in lowering stress levels and promoting relaxation. These videos are frequently characterized by soft whispers, pleasant sounds, and calming sights. As a result of the skillfully created sound and image combinations used to create ASMR content, people can relax and escape from the stresses of daily life.

Enhanced Sleep Quality: Many people experience difficulties regarding their sleep, like insomnia or difficulties falling asleep. ASMR has been known to be a potential sleep aid. Individuals who watch ASMR videos might experience a more profound state of relaxation, which assists in falling asleep and enhances the quality of their sleep.

Management of Anxiety and Mood: Individuals who suffer from anxiety or mood disorders often find that ASMR is an effective tool to alleviate the symptoms they are experiencing. ASMR triggers’ soothing quality can generate a sense of relaxation, reduce anxiety levels, and provide a brief break from unwanted thoughts. ASMR has also been shown to trigger the release of endorphins, which can assist enhance mood and produce a sense of overall well-being.

My personal preference for the ASMR videos is the POV types (Apothecary, Library, Cafe, etc). I feel like the atmosphere is so calming and also aesthetically pleasing! Some of my favorite ASMRtists are Moonlight Cottage ASMR, Coromo Sara ASMR, ASMR Bakery, and Karuna Satori ASMR. I find their voices (referring to Karuna and Moonlight) to be so soothing, and their actions (referring to everyone!) to be soooooo mesmerizing.
Anyways, that’s my piece on what makes me happy on the internet, and I hope you enjoyed it!