Just posted this rant. I am incredibly stressed right now. I don't know how to deal with it. When I was younger, I worked as a manager at McDonalds, and I was an angry dude. It was a stressful job full of customers screaming at me and asshole teenagers ignoring anything I told them to do. To relieve stress, I'd scream, curse, and go in the freezer and punch boxes of frozen french fries and the like. I've since mellowed out significantly. I really, really hated the person that I was at the time. Now, I play video games and do anything I can to attempt to relax. Sometimes I channel that stress energy into being extra productive (lots of homework, scrubbing the house), but more often than not I ignore it, and just let the stress and anxiety fester. I'm fairly sure this is going to result in a stroke by the time I am 35. So, help me out: FOCUS: How do you deal with stress? ALTERNATE FOCUS: How did you used to deal with stress? Why did it change?