01/14/2014 09:00 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Make Over Your Morning Mindset With These 6 Pieces Of Inspiration

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.

Our alarms are going off, we're grouchy about traffic, we spilled coffee on our work pants -- what's so great about mornings, anyway?

Turns out, our first waking moments can be the best part of the day if we approach them right. Try starting the day with a happy attitude and a cherished ritual. Need some inspiration? Here's how to get motivated to bring new meaning to the phrase "good morning".

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