HEALTHY LIVING
01/15/2014 08:48 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

6 Homey Hideaways That Will Help You Find Some Peace (PHOTOS)

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 we need to escape the pressures of the day, sometimes there's no better place than the comfort of our own walls. While de-stressing on a beach may seem like a dream destination, the luxuries of home can be just what we need to unwind and get centered -- whether that means curling up on the couch or peacefully lounging on the porch.

Next time you need some motivation to calm down, check out the six hideaways below and get inspired to use one of your own rooms to relax. Tell us in the comments: What's the one comforting place that helps you unwind?

  • A Lofted Retreat
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  • A Secluded Nook
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  • An Outdoor Escape
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  • A Cozy Fireplace
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  • A Calming Bathtub
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  • A Sun-Filled Seat
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