The stress and strains of our always-connected lives can sometimes take us off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.
GPS Guides are our way of showing you what works for others in the hopes that you can find out what works for yourself. Whether it's photos that relax you or make you smile, songs that bring you back to your heart, quotes or poems that balance you or meditative exercises that help de-stress you, we all have tricks that we use when we get bent out of shape. 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 harmony.
The Huffington Post's GPS series has made me sit back and think about what helps me to relax, and make my life a little less stressful!
I used to be the laziest person ever, much preferring to watch a DVD instead of hitting the gym. A recent health diagnosis has encouraged me to kick my lazy ways aside, and I now work out at least four times a week. Once in the gym, I spend some time on the treadmill, rowing machine and this awesome device called the Wave. This helps me clear my mind, and importantly improve my fitness levels. I also go swimming in the Olympic size swimming pool, and once in a while treat myself to a cycle in the hot tub. I've lost almost a stone, and the journey is helping me change my ways both physically and mentally.
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Marlo Thomas: The Freesome Threesome
I don't let stress taunt me. In fact, I fight back whenever it rears its head. And I do this by relying on what I call my "Freesome Threesome" -- a liberating trio of surefire rituals that relieves the pressure, brings me a sense of equilibrium and recharges me for the next onslaught.
Julia Pott: Julia Pott's GPS Guide
As an animation director, my job requires a lot of sitting alone in my studio, often in my pajamas, drawing the same thing for hours on end. If you do this every day for three months, you can start to go a bit mad -- especially if the workload doesn't allow for much down time.
Greg Barrett: Heal Thyself
Five days a week I skip rope, run, box, something, anything for an hour. Rarely more, never less. During the workout I attempt to put away all angst and worries about deadlines and book sales and book talks and family bills and family problems.