We are all artists, painting our lives upon the canvas of reality. Mix the colors your own way and apply emotion liberally. Don't be afraid to let your brushstrokes show, and about all else, make sure your art has soul.
Going through stress helped me find ways to relieve that stress. Exercising and talking to people about my problems helped me get through my stressful times. I learned that stress is only in the mind if you think too much about it you will get it.