05/29/2014 08:24 am ET Updated May 29, 2014

The Happiness Advice I'd Give To My Younger Self

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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.

As the saying goes, the older we grow, the wiser we become. Life experiences teach us all sorts of lessons -- and that's never more true than when it comes to discovering happiness. What we thought made us joyful when we were younger isn't exactly what brings us contentment now (if only we knew it back then). We asked our Twitter and Facebook communities, as well as some of our own HuffPost Healthy Living editors, to share the happiness advice they'd give their younger selves. Check out their responses below, then tell us the advice you'd give to your younger self in the comments.

Happiness Advice To My Younger Self

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--Posted by Lindsay Holmes



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