Often times we discount some of the most obvious ways to cope with stress. It may have to do with the age-old saying about how hard one has to work for something to finally pay off. We project our thoughts of success well into the future and don’t pay attention to what works today. This is why I love to run in the morning. It’s kind of hard to ignore such an exercise in letting go and making such a change in mood. To run four miles without stopping takes my solid effort right at the moment. Besides the benefits, I cannot very well deny such an accomplishment. I can also choose to make a point to rent and watch a funny movie which happens to help melt away the stress. The instant decision to take control of my stress is another present accomplishment and treasure.