stopping for just a second, maybe even removing yourself from the situation, and, most importantly, taking a deep breath. Not just a simple breathe in, breathe out, but a long inhale, holding it, and a long exhale, each as slow as possible. The breaths should last at least to a count of 10. Try this repeatedly until your heart rate slows, your shoulders relax, your mind pauses, your scowl/frown turns into a smile, your entire body calms, and your overall stress level lessens. I know deep breathing is almost always prescribed as a stress remedy, and because of this it’s often overlooked. Truly taking the time to stop a negative situation, breathe deeply and deliberately, and then return to the situation offers a new set of eyes. It’s better than arguing, screaming, yelling, or other negative outlets of stress, so it’s definitely worth a try.