A better way would be to find a stress reducing environment for you, some people make it their bedroom or another special area in the house. Others take refuge in nature, the valley, the beach etc. I personally set up a sacred space in my home. I didn't want it to be my bedroom as that is where I sleep and I didn't want to fall asleep while trying to combat stress, that just turns into avoidance much like drinking or watching t.v.
|My Sacred Space|
Take 15 minutes each day, more if you are particularly stressed, to sit and breath. Breath deep through your nose into your belly and exhale slowly through the nose. Take it gently deeper with each breath, imagine you are releasing tension. I like to imagine a swirl of wind going in through the breath, taking hold of the tension and exiting the body with the exhale. Use whatever helps you relieve the tension, you may just prefer to focus on the tense area while breathing.
What ever place you chose should be a safe place where you feel protected. Refuge means a place of shelter but it isn't taken so literal in this instance. You should make your place of refuge where ever you feel, safe, protected and free of distraction. So figuratively, shelter from the storm of life.