I have burned a LOT of brain fuel on worrying, panicking, hyperventilating, fussing, stressing, and trying to avoid a cardiac arrest because of the things life throws me as soon as I open my eyes! I have found an annoying, insane-looking, and sarcastically evil way of responding to them.
So, when a tenant calls me to say the roof blew off in the storm last night, I take a deep breath and switch into the Jaffar from Aladdin mode to handle the tragedy of the situation. Obviously the news means I will be calling up and begging the super busy contractors before another rain and possible flooding of the house!
I actually imagine the lightning in the background as well when I laugh at myself. That doesn't solve the problem but gives me the stamina to resolve it with a funny attitude. This non-seriousness is needed to calm my nerves down which actually cause me health issues.
So, to avoid my bowel movements due to stress I sometimes resort to the annoying behavior of laughing out loud about things. It doesn't always work, it is not fool proof, but still...