I also like deep breathing (I recently learned some breathing techniques in a yoga class). And I agree, putting things in perspective really helps to de-stress me. Recently our black lab jumped at our window, and cracked it. So, we are going to have to put out about $500 to replace it. My husband was absolutely livid!
I was just relieved that the dog didn't put herself through it - that would have been awful having to explain that to the kids.