I read. I watch a movie. I escape the horrible reality, whatever it may be at the time, for a few hours. This method, I have found, is quite rejuvenating. The best antidote to real life is loosing yourself in another's tragedy.
Well, that was my method until I purchased the book, Stories of Strength. I still find it easier to drown my sorrows by replacing them with another's, but this book is filled with... you guessed it. Stories of strength. Stories of ordinary people, in ordinary circumstances, that find inner strength to overcome the adversities of every day life.
No matter what the circumstance, your troubles could always be worse.