British Columbia, Canada
Okay here ya go...first any kind of physical activity lowers your stress level, and you feel way better after too. Second, go for a walk, a simple walk takes your mind off of what is going on in your "attic" and nature has its way of soothing the soul. Go to a movie, for a diversion. Above all else, find a friend and talk about the stress, it helps to share the load sometimes.
We should spend less time worrying about when our life is going to end and more on when it's going to start!