What are ways that you can distress yourself?
You can cause distress to yourself by working too much, isolating yourself from others or by having major life changes. On the other hand, you can de- stress yourself by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, having fun and through meditating.
Dwelling on unpleasant thought can stress you out as well. Try using the tactics that the other person just suggested and remember if it's not life or death it will be ok.