Five YouTube channels you need to subscribe to for max chill

September 20, 2016
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It’s easy to get lost in a never-ending binge of YouTube videos. If your binge sesh often ends in ridiculous cat video at 3am, you might feel like Youtube is a great way to waste some time. But if you’re looking to make it through the semester staying chill, calm and collected, these are the channels you should be following.

Soul Pancake for inspiration

If you’re feeling a little lost and without direction, Soul Pancake will put you back on track. Their New Age Creators playlist covers the big questions of life, while also touching on more personal guides like happiness and dealing with insecurities. Their series Chewing on Life's BIG Questions takes these questions to celebs like Ellen Page and Hannah Hart to also weigh in on some of these thought-provoking topics.

Soul Pancake is great for making you feel a little less alone in the world, knowing others are experiencing the same things you are. It’s also great for inspirational stories that will motivate you to get up and make a change with your own life. The wisest words probably come from Kid President who has a level of deep way beyond his age.

MindfulPeace for meditation

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the amount of study you have to do, meditation is a great way to take a breather and relieve stress. While everyone raves about the benefits of meditation, it’s easier said than done to switch off and stop thinking. Thankfully, MindfulPeace is here to help you with soothing visuals of nature and equally relaxing music to find your inner zen. Tune in when you first wake up or during a study break and you'll be prepared for anything that comes your way.

Expert Village for life hacks

Ever wanted to know how to open a wine bottle with a bike pump? Nope? Well, Expert Village has a whole lot of videos like this that you definitely didn’t ask for but definitely need in your life. The channel has almost three million subscribers so they must be doing something right. Lose yourself in over 150,000 instructional videos that will help you conquer all aspects of life, from the tech world to the kitchen.

Above Average for a laugh

Sometimes all you need to take your mind off the stresses of everyday life is a bit of comedy. Above Average is like SNL for YouTube (though you could also spend hours watching SNL skits posted to YouTube). The Above Average writers and actors actually come from the same group of people who brought you 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live and Mean Girls, so you know it’s got to be good. If you’re feeling tense, you might just be in need of a good laugh.

Yoga with Adriene for quick and easy yoga practices

Who has the money to pay for an exxy yoga class? Not only does Yoga with Adriene save you money, it also saves you the embarrassment of not knowing how to dolphin pose in front of a class of seriously hardcore yogis.

Yoga with Adriene has pretty much every aspect of yoga covered. New to yoga? There’s a range of videos for beginners, including a 30 day series to ease yourself into the practice. For you more advanced yogis, she also touches on more complicated poses and power yoga to get those juices flowing. If you're poor on time, her 10-15 minute yoga practices are perfect for a revitalising study break.

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