well, I have plenty for stress for you :) Were almost done with our build out and the stress level with me and my wife is seriously 1000%. I`m normally a peaceful individual, it takes a lot to get me pissed off. Now with all this going on, if my soda doesnt have ice in it, I loose it (insert appology for McDonalds worker here). I`m sure it will all pass once the shop is open, but for now I`m a basket case labeled `Do Not Open Until Christmas`. One thing I`ve learned from this experience is that daily business stress is really trivial compared to those one timers, like a build out, or the day you took the plug and quit your job. Those days have a high level of stress where daily stress seems like a joke.
I`ve tried to turn my stress into engery. When I get mad a build stuff. I got upset with our sign guy one day becasue he kept promising the sign to be up, well one day I called him and left a nasty message, hey he deserved it, then to remove my stress I built a reception desk.
I guess we have our own ways of dealing with it, and my personal suggestion is try to turn the stress or anger into something positive.
My suggestion is to be sure you find something outside of your business; something just for yourself that you enjoy. When I started my business I would wake up in the middle of the night with chest pains. Then I discovered yoga and the ability to put all things in perspective. It really helps me let go of the anxiety and nervoous, negative energy and better concentrate on my business. That was seven years ago and I still make the time to practice.
I totally understand what you mean about TM. I found that some guided meditations worked well for me and as I progressed, then I moved on to TM. It took awhile but it was well worth the effort!