Have not suffered stress since I had my almost fatal heart attack, puts things into perspective.
But I do not recommend that as a "cure"!!
Yeah, I wouldn't want that for most people!
Was it a change in atitude that allowed you to manage stress better?
The full change came over a year or so, but there was an almost immediate relaxation in my attitudes, more acceptance that life is a bitch - and thrn you die!
The shocks from my implant, that saved my life again, gave me another reminder of my mortality. After those I did suffer two fairly common problens - "out-of-the-blue" anxiety attacks, but I learned to cope with them after the second one, and a short lived fear of drifting off to sleep - a sensation too similar to the experience of going into a faint due to reduced blood supply to the brain.
But now, I have learned to comport my life in such a manner so as not to induce stress triggers. But I do have the advantage of not gaving to keep up with work and a boss, no rent or mortgage and an income that well covers my modest needs (and things like the £500 I have to find for water hester repairs). What studying I do is purely for pleasure and my only ambition is to enjoy as many tomorrows as possible.
The latter does mean keeping a gentle eye on what I eat and drink but this also allows for naughty treats now and again.
This does not stop me losing my rag at some things - but I don't let them stress me. I have shruggjng down to a gine art.