On my own all weekend, this morning I've had to "hustle and bustle" around, cleaning and prepping food for a family dinner tonight.
I'm taking a break now, listening to Enya and having a cup of tea. On the stove I have my own version of a simmer pot:
peel of one orange
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups water
Simmer gently. Add more water if needed.
You can find more simmer pot recipes over at Apartment Therapy. There's also a great article on relaxing music, heartbeats and brain waves that you should check out as well.