09/06/2013 08:20 am ET

How To Find Serenity Outside Your Front Door (PHOTOS)

front porch
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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.

With the hustle of our workdays and the demands of our busy schedules, it can be difficult to slow down and enjoy the little things. Whether it’s sitting in a few moments of silence to increase our focus or taking meditative breaths to recharge, finding time to unwind can actually help us become more productive.

And where could be a better place to relax than outside our own front door? Take a moment to slow down and enjoy the view with these scenic front porches.

Front Porch Views To Bring You Serenity

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