HEALTHY LIVING
05/16/2014 08:17 am ET Updated May 16, 2014

These Peaceful Places Can Bring You A Relaxed Mind -- Even From A Distance

andrearoad via Getty Images

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.

How many times this week alone did you wish you were on vacation?

It's no secret that our constant connectivity and our "always on" work attitudes aren't exactly putting us in a restful state of mind. Research has proven that we can benefit from a little break -- and taking that time to recharge could be just what we need to escape job burnout. While we don't all have the ability to jump on the next plane, a little getaway at our desks never hurts. Take a look at these stunning photos from places we'd all rather be -- then put yourself at ease with a little mental vacation.

PHOTO GALLERIES
Relaxing Places To Put Your Mind At Ease

For more GPS Guides, click here.

--Posted by Lindsay Holmes

Subscribe to the Lifestyle email.
Life hacks and juicy stories to get you through the week.

CONVERSATIONS