OP had just gotten into watching films from Studio Ghibli
And asked co-Redditors for chill suggestions
Set in 1963 Japan, From Up on Poppy Hill the story follows Umi Matsuzaki and her life inside her grandmother’s boarding house, also known as the "Coquelicot Manor".
If you’re up for some bubbly fun with a lot of childlike innocence from Ponyo, you should add it to your list.
You'll catch yourself suddenly smiling because of the wholesome scenes
There was a comment that suggested two movies from the selection
If you want to feel like you're being transported to the iconic floating castle or you want to meet the interesting princess Nausicaä, these are the ones to put on your list.
Although they're very charming, these movies lean more on the adventurous side
An eccentric movie about books and finding soulmates, Whisper of the Heart leaves you feeling warm after watching
This Redditor who've watched it many times can agree
The comfort you get from the movie can alleviate the bad feelings life may bring even for just a little while
Add Arriety to your list of chill Studio Ghibli films to binge over anxious times
Although most of the features are very much top-tier choices, there are some who can agree that not all of them are strong contenders.
Even if Porco Rosso is set in a different era, the film itself is timeless
Gives your mind the freedom to be taken away to summery magical thoughts
Take a trip to the countryside and discover the wonderful healing waters
Studio Ghibli has been a standard for animation and a major influence on the whole industry. The eccentric way they bring stories to life has touched lives all across the world.
OP's question had open a discussion for people who watches these films when they themselves are also anxious. Most of them are glad to share how much light feelings these films invoke.