01/27/2014 08:40 am ET Updated Jan 27, 2014

8 Reminders That Peace Of Mind Isn't Just A Seasonal Thing

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.

We often picture yoga or meditation retreats on some sort of remote, tropical island with the ocean and bright flowers in the background. However, we don't need to visualize a version of Hawaii to find a sense of peace in our environment. In fact, the practices have often been found to combat the effects of seasonal affective disorder. You can find your calm in the midst of snow and ice -- and here are some images to prove it. Where do you enjoy practicing these de-stressing techniques during the winter? Let us know in the comments below.

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