For me, there are many things I can do to prevent, avoid, and deal with the most common stressors in my life. Here are things I need to avoid at all costs.
It is hard to believe but television is one of the greatest kill joys that have even been invented. Not mentioning the ability to kill social interaction, what I see in television is a great source of stress. Besides some excellent trash that is shown in an infinite number of channels, think commercials. Next time you watch commercials, pay attention to what kind of negative emotion they are making you feel, and what kind of solution for this problem that they just created for you, they are proposing. I will see what I mean. Now, if I must, watch one sitcom that is really funny. Turn off the TV after that.
Read good news only. Have you noticed how many bad news TV and radio bombard us with every day? Studies tell us that over 90% of the news we heard are bad news. You are already stressed. Why piling up on negative stressors? Some people argue that you need to know what is happening in the world; I need to be informed. Granted. But I could also know about things later on, when the buzz has already subsided. I don't need more stress in your life. And, by the way, there are good sources of information that aren't so negative. Do a search using the words happy or good news.
3. Rap or hard rock music
There is definitely a time and a place for this type of music and when I don't feel good or when I am stressed out is NOT one of them. Many provoke anger, despair, and violence. Listen to calming music instead. A good example is the kind of music that doesn't bring my memory to the past. Memories can be very stressful as well.