1. Avoid Create distance between you and something that causes stress. If a friend or co-worker continually irritates you, create physical distance. Say no when necessary. 2. Alter Have a clear communication. Respectfully ask someone to alter how they are treating you. State your limitations in advance. For example, you can say: "I only have five minutes to talk." 3. Accept Talk with someone about how you are feeling, with a friend, coffee with a relative or with a therapist. 4. Adapt Don't strive for perfection. Instead make reasonable substitutes throughout your daily life.Choose dinners that are easier to prepare. Choose to focus on the positive aspects in your life. Change your perspective by asking yourself if the stressor will matter in five years.