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12/23/2013 08:27 am ET

GPS Guide: Music For A Moment Of Calm

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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.

When the house guests and dinner prep start to get overwhelming, one of the best things you can do for yourself this time of year is take a step back. Find a moment of calm, whether you meditate, take a few deep breaths or dance to your favorite song. We asked our Facebook community what songs they listen to when they need a moment to themselves. Here are just some of their serene recommendations. Take a listen and get ready for a stress-free and happy holiday.


Clocks - Coldplay
(Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay - Sara Bareilles
Claire De Lune - Debussy
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine
Hotel California - Eagles
Irresistible Bliss - Chris Botti

What's your favorite song to listen to when you need a moment of peace? Let us know in the comments below!

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