what things calm you down and perhaps invoke a sense of contentment? i usually sit back and read a book, or watch TV (something decent, HBO series or something without commercials if i can help it...thank you comcast OnDemand) included may be a glass of wine and or snacks. almost always involved are candles and incense. it seems silly but it helps, not sure why that is soothing to me. i used to always burn incense and stopped for a long time, recently i stumbled onto some really pleasant smelling ones and forgot how much i enjoyed that. there's something to the sense of smell. i'm picky though, i can't handle all incense. Nag Champa is my favorite, but i found some awesome ones at Cost Plus imports, such as Jasmine Lemongrass and Zen Garden... clean smells, not too heavy. anyway, curious about the rest of you and your routines.