Does listening to music relax you? During those times when I am stressed, listening to music helps ease all those tensions away. When you search at Google or YouTube, you can find playlists of relaxing or peaceful music, some of them are one to three hours long.
Anyway, speaking of music, have you heard about this gadget called the distressor? It is often used recording studios, live sound situations, movie sound production, and radio broadcast production but it is an automatic gain or volume control device (AGC in engineering terms) designed for pro audio applications. It usually costs more than one thousand, and I found at Guitar Center about one that is currently on sale for just 1,349.00 (original list price was 1,500.00)
Of course, that gadget is too expensive for our home but I think it will be a great addition to our music room in case our plan to have one comes through.