I have two strange ways of dealing with things.
1) If I'm stressed I'll look up planes that are leaving to go somewhere other than here that are leaving in about 2 hours. I figure that gives me enough time to get to the airport and board the plane. I take it all the way up to actually entering in credit card information.
2) If I'm scared about something, I'll do something else that scares the living daylights out of me.
#2 has served me (and my friends/family) well. It usually revolves around me whipping up something in the kitchen. It's how I learned how to make my fantabulous buttercream frosting. It's why I learned to make meringue.
It is also the reason I have started taking guitar lessons.
You see, I turn 25 this May and it scares the pants off me.
Guitar lessons now...climbing Mt. Everest when I turn 40!
(Kidding, Mom. Kidding.)