07/03/2013 08:15 am ET

GPS Guide: 25 Little Slices Of Heaven For A Quick, Mental Getaway (PHOTOS)

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.

We're all for mental getaways. When you can't take a physical trip (though we certainly hope you make the time to unplug), visualizing one could be your ticket to calm. Really, just 20 seconds of imagining a place you love can help you feel less stressed and more productive.

So it's true: Even when we're stuck inside, a cubicle wall or a rainy day can't stand in the way of taking a trip to paradise -- all you need is your head. Below, find 25 little slices of heaven -- from untouched, snowy mountains to serene beaches -- to get you started. One of the best parts of taking this mental trip? You can go anywhere you wish -- your mind, your rules!

25 Little Slices Of Heaven

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