09/04/2013 08:10 am ET

Beautiful Scenes Of Hawaii Prove The State Is Actually Paradise (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.

There is much to be learned from beautiful Hawaii. The residents of America's happiest state have a hearty grasp on stress, partly because they make exercise a priority and maintain a certain optimistic "Aloha Spirit."

And of course, the people of Hawaii prioritize the simple act of picking their heads up every once and while. Who could blame them, really? With scenery like theirs, we'd struggle to, well, keep our heads out of clouds (and, erm, palm trees). Even if you can't escape to the tropical paradise any time soon, today's your day to indulge in a slice of Hawaii heaven. Scroll through the slideshow below and enjoy!

Beautiful Hawaii

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