07/22/2013 08:27 am ET

GPS Guide: 11 Picturesque Places To Take A Break


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 stress or worries start to creep into your day, just a few deep breaths can relieve the tension you begin to feel. While meditation has shown to improve brain functioning in business offices across the country, it can be hard to concentrate on your breath with the distractions of cell phones, emails and co-workers.

When finding a quiet place is difficult, picturing yourself in a peaceful scene can put your mind in the right setting for a few recharging deep breaths. Click through these slides to find your picturesque place to sit for a quite moment of breathing.

Benches That Will Bring You Peace

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