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04/10/2014 08:45 am ET Updated Apr 10, 2014

10 Animals Who Remind Us To Stop And Smell The Roses

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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 we get caught up in the chaos of our daily schedules, it doesn't take much for us to get overly stressed about each little thing that goes wrong. It's in our nature to sweat the small stuff -- especially when nothing seems to be working in your favor. But what if instead of obsessing over everything that's going wrong in our day, we focus on what's right?

Taking the time to pause and appreciate everything you're thankful for has been proven to boost your happiness. Check out the 10 animals below who remind us what it means to stop and smell the roses (and give yourself a little cuteness break in the middle of your overwhelming day). Remember: Gratitude is a powerful thing.

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--Posted by Lindsay Holmes

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