Law: one of the best ways to relieve stress is to take action.
You will be surprised at how a wildly intimidating project or situation becomes merely a challenge after a few well-placed hammer blows. Jump in with both feet. A couple of hours of focused work can change your world.
Corollary to this Law is the Rule of the Long Day. Simply too much to do? Don’t see a way out?
Work until bedtime. Sleep. Repeat.
After a few days of this you can probably take a few well-deserved days off.
Pro Tip: If you are-self employed, a freelancer or otherwise eat what you kill for a living, a copy of Dale Carnegie’s How To Stop Worrying and Start Living should be at your fingertips. The Kindle version $1.69. Way cheaper than bypass surgery.