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10/25/2013 08:19 am ET

GPS Guide: 8 Happy Feelings That Will Never Change

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The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- of course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

Life has a way of constantly surprising us. Whether it's throwing us a curveball or shifting toward the better, our resilience is often tested. However, there are some happy constants we can always count on staying the same. These positive emotions will continue to light a spark in us, whether we're 18 or 80. Scroll through the list below of eight of our favorite happy feelings that will never change. Tell us in the comments: What's a happy feeling that's a constant in your life?

  • The safe feeling of being with family
  • How you feel after a really good nap
  • The freedom you feel on the first day it's warm enough to wear shorts
  • The unconditional love you get from a pet
  • The nostalgic feeling triggered by the smell of a campfire
  • The sense of calm you feel when you hear the ocean lap the shore
  • The joyful feeling of hearing little kids giggle
  • How you feel after a belly laugh

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