What technique or trick have you found that helps you relax when you are stressed out? Or when the darkness of the night seems to be closing in?

I mentioned in another post that sometimes I write children's stories to take my mind off scary things. I was asked to share. ;\) Below is the link to my most ambitious story. Actually, it is the only story that has gotten past me emailing it to a kindergarten (I edited to add the word teacher here) teacher friend of mine I met on the internet.

The story is just after The World Trade Center, 9/11. So don't read it if that will bother you. Although it is just mentioned to get the story going and then it is forgotten.

Feel free to laugh and feel good inside. That's what it's all about. Oh, there are a couple>