Go To the Place That Brings You Peace

Mindset coach, yoga teacher, and writer Kate Hanley helps busy people stop stressing about the things that don’t matter. She is the author of A Year of Daily Calm and The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide and a veteran journalist whose work has appeared in REAL SIMPLE, Whole Living, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, Playboy, and dozens of other publications.

We all have a happy place. Here’s why finding yours (even in your head) can give you real health benefits. From Stress Less.

What’s the most relaxing place on Earth for you? Is it in front of a fire in a mountain lodge, or on a hammock near the ocean?

Close your eyes and imagine yourself there, wherever it may be. Really experience it—what can you see, smell, taste, and hear? How does your body feel when you’re there?

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by Kate Hanley

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Because your brain can’t perceive a difference between real and imagined relaxation, you can enjoy a truly restorative mini-vacation even if you can’t hop a flight or take time off.

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