01/16/2013 09:12 am ET

GPS Guide: Noah Kass Feels Most At Peace When Watching Basketball

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 I don't feel centered I watch a really good movie or a basketball game -- I find it is helpful to get away from myself. Yet at those times I am filled with a lot of emotion ... I need to channel it somewhere. Watching the Knicks play, or seeing a familiar movie keeps me focused and engaged without thinking too much about whatever is going on in my life. It is consuming without being overwhelming.

See how else Noah centers himself in his GPS Guide below:

Noah Kass' GPS Guide

Noah Kass is a psychotherapist specializing in addiction, relationship issues and work stressors. He has been Clinical Director at The Dunes East Hampton and Realization Center in Union Square, both addiction treatment facilities. He writes a weekly advice column (ASK NOAH) on Jim Cramer’s, and was the “resident therapist" on The Dylan Ratigan Show (KASS COUCH).

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