One way to reduce stress is to actually be on the path you say you want to be on.
Here are the basic steps to accomplishment:
Step One: Decide what you intend to accomplish
Step Two: Define exactly what actions it will take from you to achieve the outcome.
Step Three: Decide if you are willing to pay that price. (If you’re not willing to pay the price to get whatever you want, you’re just going to be frustrated.)
Step Four: Monitor the results of your actions and make corrections when needed.
Step Five: Continue to take the required actions and DO NOT STOP until your outcome is realized
Excerpt from Dusan Djukich’s Straight-Line Leadership.