There are all sorts of coping mechanisms. Some folks ignore the chaos around them. Some try to control it. Some find solace in music or reading or television. Personally, I take a nap.
I've heard some people talk about taking a walk, but that isn't always convenient. It might be raining or snowing or windy or cold. Napping is always available. Napping doesn't require any equipment (except for a soft, cozy, thick afghan). It can happen anytime of day. And napping has no particular time requirements. You can nap for fifteen minutes or three hours.
Living in the moment is okay. But for a really positive experience...take a nap.