7 Go-To Happiness Tricks When You Just Need A Boost

04/24/2014 08:16am ET | Updated April 24, 2014

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.

Ever have one of those moments where you need a mood boost ASAP? We can't be joyful all the time -- but luckily there are ways to add a little pep to our step when we need it most. We asked our Twitter community to share their go-to happiness tricks when they're feeling a little blue, and some of our favorite responses are below. If you're looking for something that will perk you up, give one of these activities a try.

Go for a walk.
Dance it out to your favorite song.
Look at cute animal pictures.
Indulge in a little garden therapy.
Perfect your baking skills.
Play with your family.
Let your feet sink in the sand.

What's your favorite happiness trick? Share it with us in the comments!

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--Posted by Lindsay Holmes

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