HEALTHY LIVING
11/28/2013 10:03 am ET

How Giving Thanks Will Help You Stress Less

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The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off 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.

We've explored the many health benefits of gratitude, which include the fact that simply acknowledging what you're grateful for can have a direct impact on relaxation. With the hectic schedules and heaps of stress that come along with the holiday season, it's important to remember to take the time to recognize the gifts in your life. To get you started, we've put together the following mantras and meditations for gratitude. Find what works for you and give thanks because life is good.

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