If you feel that things are getting you down, work colleagues are irritating you and you just want to shout "STOP!!" at the top of your voice, then try this exercise in relaxation... Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Picture yourself near a stream. Birds are singing in the crisp, cool mountain air. This is your own personal, secret place - nobody can bother you here. Continue to breathe deeply, feeling all the tensions evaporating in the crystal clear sky. You are in total seclusion from that place called the world. The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall, trickling into a pond next to you, fills the air with a cascade of serenity. Gaze into the clear, cool depths of the pond. Notice the sparkle of sunbeams on its surface. Still gazing into the water, continue to breathe deeply and slowly. The water is clear - focus your attention. You can easily see the face of the person whose head you are holding under the water. There... feeling better?