03/28/2014 08:21 am ET Updated Mar 28, 2014

GPS Guide: How Alena Hall Finds Her Zen


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.

Alena Hall, Editorial Fellow for HuffPost's Third Metric, doesn't only write about the importance of connecting with one's inner self -- she personally searches for new ways to live more mindfully each day. When she's in need of a little headspace, she turns to a few activities and memories to help escape the hustle and bustle of New York City. Check out her personal GPS guide to finding your zen in the slideshow below.

Alena Hall's GPS Guide

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