We all have days when we're about to lose our ish.
Things we have tried: Screaming into a pillow, yelling "serenity now."
Or you can get out and experience some good old Tucson zen.
We found 11 places you can go for a much needed time-out.
Now, take a deep breath and relax. You've got this.
Enjoy the sunrise or sunset from Tumamoc Hill
Not much beats moving your body for peace of mind. Except for maybe watching a gorgeous Tucson sunset. You can do both on Tumamoc Hill.
The road up and down the hill is paved and gains about 700 feet in elevation. The 1.5 mile trek up is a great workout, with breathtaking views of the city as your reward.
Where: West of downtown and A Mountain, near North Silverbell and West Anklam Roads. Click here for a map.
When: You can walk anytime before 7:30 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m.
Yoga is known for soothing the soul. Why not try it in the evening on the rooftop of Playground Tucson?
YogaOasis and Playground have joined forces to make that happen.
Think of the awesome views you'll have of the Tucson skyline while you clear your head and stretch those muscles.
What: Rooftop Yoga Hour
Where: Playground Tucson, 278 E. Congress Street
When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday
Cost: $6 (Bring your own mat)
Surround yourself with art
Built at the foot of the Catalina Mountains, DeGrazia's Gallery in the Sun makes for a beautiful respite from your crazy life. The gallery sits on ten acres of desert and includes a chapel, courtyard and tons of the artist's personal touches, such as arches with flowers made of recycled cans. There are about 15,000 DeGrazia originals displayed at the gallery, including oils, watercolors, sketches, serigraphs, lithographs, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry.
Where: 6300 N. Swan Road
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Cost: $8 for adults; $5 for kids ages 12-18 and free for children under 12
Sit by the water
Enjoy the soul soothing effects of sitting by a pond and watching the turtles and birds at Agua Caliente Park. While you're there, wander the walking paths, practice your photography or painting skills or simply sit on one of the benches or the lush green grass and read a book.
What: Agua Caliente Park
Where: 12325 E. Roger Road
When: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
Go for a drive
We're not talking a drive through the city. Try the 8-mile loop at Saguaro National Park East. The loop takes you through gorgeous hills peppered with saguaros and other desert flora. And you may even see some wildlife. Park in one of the pull-out areas to breathe in the fresh air and take a break from the city.
If you're feeling ambitious, get out and walk the loop or one of the many trails in the park.
Where: 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
When: 7 a.m. to sunset for vehicles, but you can walk or bike into the park 24 hours a day
Cost: $10 for vehicle pass, or $5 to enter by foot or bicycle. Passes are good for one week.
Color with other adults
There's something to be said for getting out the colored pencils and just coloring. Have you seen the amazing coloring books available? You can easily do this by yourself at a local coffee shop, or you can join other adults for coloring and conversation.
Here are two coloring clubs you can go to:
It's at 8 p.m. the second Friday of each month and it's free. Supplies are provided or you can bring your own. Plus there are coloring books available for purchase.
You can go at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday or at 1 p.m. on the fourth Saturday every month.
Get lost in a garden
You'll feel all the zen after walking through the nature trails and exploring the gardens at Tohono Chul Park. There's also an art gallery, as well as several art pieces throughout the gardens.
What: Tohono Chul Park
Where: 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Cost: $10 for adults; $3 children
Go for a walk
You don't even need a car. Just put on your shoes and explore your neighborhood. Take the time to really notice pretty yards, houses and hidden gems.
If you'd rather walk somewhere else, we recommend the Pima County Loop. Our favorite part is along the Rillito River from Swan Road to First Ave. If you go on a Sunday morning, you can stop at the St. Philip's Plaza Farmer's Market for veggies, fruit and hot coffee.
Where: St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.
When: 8 a.m. to noon Sundays. There's also an evening market from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
Walk around the fancy stores and beautiful courtyard at La Encantada. Treat yourself to bath bombs from Lush, a cute top from Anthropologie or wander through Pottery Barn and the Apple Store. Even if you don't buy anything, it's just fun to go there without kids. Make sure to indulge in something decadent and chocolatey from the bakery at AJ's or a gelato from Frost.
When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Restaurant and store hours may vary.
There are many ways to pamper yourself. But, our favorite thing to do is get a pedicure. After soaking your feet and having them massaged and looking fancy, you'll feel like a million bucks. There are nail salons all over Tucson. Click here for a map.
For added relaxation, choose a nail salon close to something else, like the library, a wine bar or shops.
Where: Lily Nail Spa, 438 N. Wilmot Road
When: 9 a.m. to 7 p. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Cost: Starting at $25
What's nearby: If you're hungry, grab lunch at Dao's Tai Pan's in the same strip as Lily Nail Spa. Murphy Wilmot Library is right next door. Or, get in the car and drive half a mile north to Beyond Bread, Bookmans or Mostly Books. All are located in the Monterey Village shopping center on the southwest corner of Wilmot and Speedway.
Take in the view
If you've ever driven up to Mount Lemmon, you've probably stopped at Windy Point Vista. It's at mile marker 14 on Catalina Highway. There are bathrooms and lots of cool rock formations.
But most importantly, the city looks so peaceful from up there, you'll forget why you were stressed out in the first place.
Find a place to sit and take in the view of Tucson. Sunset is especially nice, but it's beautiful any time of the day.