One of the best things we can do to lessen our stress is to open our heart and give to someone else. It doesn't always have to be a gift of money - time, advice, caring will do. All of these go a long way to helping you feel better. You'll build resilience, which will help to prevent the little things from gnawing away at you.
I just finished reading Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde, the delightful book that spawned the movie starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt and also the Pay it Forward Movement. Perhaps this will provide you with a starting point?
Brenda Blackburn posted this on her inspirational blog:
"Are you looking at building a new habit? Why not mark August 22nd on your calendar and decide to make it a year-long commitment instead of just one day? For example, you could start by choosing the 22nd of every month, or if that is overwhelming, decide upon once a season as a starting point."
To get the stress-reducing benefits, notice and recall how you feel when you are performing your angel act.
Sometimes you need a little push to get you started and the confidence to know that you can make a difference, even if you're unaware that you did touch someone's life in some way.
I can guide you through this process if you're curious about discovering what is possible when you transform your stress. Please contact me to find out more.