Writing carries me through the day.
I wake up and the first thing on my mind is my story. The last thing on my mind before going to sleep is my story. And in the middle of the day, while writing, my story it all that I worry about.
I must say, since I quit my job and started writing full time 3 years ago, I haven't seen a doctor once (except the one who tells me my teeth might need to crunch more candy for him to see any cavities), and my level of stress has dwindled down close to 0.