Calm Down Video

This video is meant to calm me down when I’m feeling overwhelmed about doing something. Most of my anxiety comes from meeting new people and then accidentally saying something stupid, so that’s what I focused on remediating. The spoken quotes and written text talk me out of spiraling into negative emotions, while the fall foliage and forest sounds keep me relaxed and focused.

Most of the media I used isn’t mine, so here’s a breakdown.

  • Video footage from “
  • Forest sounds are stock audio from NCH Suite.
  • Quotes are from various episodes of “Criminal Minds,” but all are spoken by Thomas Gibson. In order of the video:
    • Hermann Hesse: “The Bittersweet Science” (Season 7, Episode 10)
    • Madeleine L’Engle: “What Happens at Home…” (Season 6, Episode 10)
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The Slave of Duty” (Season 5, Episode 10)
    • Eleanor Roosevelt: “Scared to Death” (Season 3, Episode 3)
    • Arthur Rubinstein: “Damaged” (Season 3, Episode 14)