When I get very stressed out I will take my beautiful Golden Retriever, Amber for a long walk. She is a wonderful companion and has a calming affect on me. The walk also has a calming affect as well. My other favourite way to get rid of stress is to meditate. I do a variety of guided meditations with nature and spiritual-style music playing softly in the background. I do this in a quiet room where I can lie down and relax. Usually it puts me into a very relaxing trance. Doing both during the same day has the best results.