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06/06/2014 08:19 am ET Updated Jun 06, 2014

6 Ways You Overcome Challenges

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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're struggling with a roadblock on our journey to joy, we all need someone (or something) to lean on. Receiving support during times of distress can easily make the difference between surrendering to our challenges and overcoming them -- and no act of help is too small. We asked our Twitter and Facebook communities who and what gets them through times of trouble. Check out some of their answers below, then share with us in the comments how you overcome challenges.

To move through challenging times, you should...

  • Surround yourself with comforting people and practices
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    "Meditation, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, my dogs and my family." -Fiona Parker
  • Unwind with loved ones
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    "Music, long road trips, friends and family." - Gen Cunningham
  • Connect with something bigger than yourself
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    "Prayer." - Lauren Amber Rose
  • Focus on the people that matter
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    "My children." - Elizabeth Morgan-Kilbourn
  • Stick to your principles
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    "Pure stubbornness and the need to get the best from myself." - @LindsayKnake
  • Open your mind (and, if all else fails, your taste palate)
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    "Imagination. And macaroni and eggs and words." - @IDyllicDump

For more GPS Guides, click here.

--Posted by Lindsay Holmes

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