07/15/2013 08:06 am ET

GPS Guide: 13 Peaceful Hammocks For A Quick Mental Getaway

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 big proponents of a mid-afternoon break, but as beneficial and forward-thinking as office meditation is, it's not quite the same as escaping the task at hand for something entirely different. Especially during the warm weather, we're itching to kick off our work shoes and run for the hills. But with commitments calling and deadlines looming, we can't always escape to the out of doors. So maybe we can't all lounge in a glorious hammock today. But at the very least, we can dream about it! Take a little mental getaway in one of these serene scenes.

GPS Guide: Hammocks

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