Illustrator Adam Kurtz has layered handwritten, inspirational quotes over animated gifs as part of a BuzzFeed community project. The inspirational phrases were crowdsourced in response to this twitter post asking what mottos people use to stay calm.
Kurtz commented: “When you’re stressed or anxious, nothing helps more than a stranger who thinks they know what you’re going through offering you their advice without you asking for it. Plus, putting slogans onto pictures of sunsets and waves and sh*t always makes them more meaningful.”
We like his snarky wit, that eases the saccharine sweetness of the inspiration. Check out the gifs below for a dose of calm, and let us know what mantras you use to soothe your spirit.