i try to talk myself out of the stress (in my head of course). just say it isnt worth it and chill.. i am like my mom and her dad, very umm lets say "hot headed" so cursing thru the day and punching my desk or walking outside for a minute usually helps.. i try not to hold back..
a drink or two helps and sometimes a left handed cigarette works too
Fabricating - makin' custom parts. Lots of cutting, drilling grinding, welding, etc. going on there. Take it out on the metal - very soothing.
But now I'm on my last major project again, and starting to get a little anxious.
Gotta make someting again, soon... steel almost gone.... getting nervous... don't want to hurt anybody...
Good TV movies.
Go to the local bar, only 1/2 mile away, and talk to the guys and gals.
Read good books about the problem. This has helped me especially with my latest stess event--cancer.