This is a question that not only concerns trading stress, but general life stress as well (wife, kids, boss, family, friends, etc). First, when you recognize that you are in a stressed mood, what kind of activities do you engage in to alleviate your stress? How do you deal with your stress when trading, and do you choose to stop trading when you recognize that you are "stressed out?" The reason for this question is to explore alternative ways to manage stress (besides getting drunk, drugged up or shooting someone). I'm sure everyone here deals with a great amount of stress at certain times and I am wondering what tricks you have learned to help your mind relax during stressful moments. For instance, when I find that I am stressed out, I tend to find some place in private to take a few deep breaths and listen to some classical music. Sometimes I go to the gym and just run the stress off on the treadmill. How do you handle your own stress? Thanks for the replies in advance.