12/17/2013 08:47 am ET

6 Tricks To Keep Happy And Carry On

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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.

Some people seem to be happy all the time. Try as we may, there are many experiences that can get in the way of maintaining such a happy-go-lucky demeanor. Rachael Grannell, Editorial Intern for HuffPost's Healthy Living is definitely not one of those people that wakes up with a smile on her face -- she needs her coffee first. But she has a few tricks that keep her grounded in happiness. Scroll through the slideshow for her guide to keep happy and carry on. Who knows, maybe one of her tricks could work for you too!

Rachael Grannell's Happiness Tricks

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