When my mind gets cloudy and I get crazy, the best way for me to blow the smoke out is to write. To get back to the "traditional" and write on a real piece of paper with a real pen, nothing on a tablet or banging it out on a keyboard.
I'm more neurotic than I'd care to admit and writing calms me down. It helps me to think and formulate plans of attack. When I get overwhelmed with worry I turn to my notebook that I only use to write to God. When the great ideas and plans threaten to explode me I pull out my worn composition notebook that I planned my wedding in.
Writing is another one of my "magic places."
And God bless Dave Ramsey for making me feel like everything is going to be ok and I'm not in as leaky a boat as some folks.