11/26/2014 08:15 am ET Updated Nov 26, 2014

Why You Should Skip On Your Way To The Office This Morning

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Kim Corbin is the founder of iSkip.com. Here she shares her personal GPS Guide on why it's OK to let your inner child take over from time to time, and why she recommends skipping as part of an everyday routine.

As children, we skip in play; we skip in dance; we skip just because. So why don't most adults skip? Probably for the same reasons we stop giggling, staying in awe of life's simple pleasures and daring to try new things.

I skipped as an adult for the first time at the age of 30 when a friend spontaneously leapt down the street in front me and invited me to join along. I hadn't skipped since I was a kid and was so inspired by the experience that I ultimately decided to see if I could use the Internet to kickstart a skipping craze. Take a look at the reasons why you should tap into your inner (skipping!) child below.

Why You Should Embrace Skipping

Kim Corbin created iSkip in 1999, when the world wide web was exciting and new. The phenomenon has been featured in People, CNN and TIME. iSkip quickly became what it remains today -- an information source and gathering place for people all over the world who enjoy a good skip. You can learn more at iSkip.com.

This GPS Guide is part of a series of posts designed to bring you back to balance when you're feeling off course.

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 visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.



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