HEALTHY LIVING
02/19/2014 08:08 am ET | Updated Feb 19, 2014

Tired Of Winter? Here's Why You Should Actually Be Savoring It

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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.

Winter's a drag, isn't it?

Maybe not. The weather may be draining, but if we stop to reframe our outlook, we may discover the bitter season actually has some benefits. Cold weather encourages us to spend longer amounts of time with loved ones, helps you appreciate those brighter spring days and may promote a more positive body image. By embracing the chilly atmosphere, we can practice an optimistic mindset and give ourselves the much-needed motivation to power through to spring. Need some further encouragement to embrace the season? Check out the eight pieces of inspiration below, and you'll warm up to the winter weather in no time.

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