A combination of the above
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Exercise, going into wilderness, meditating, etc.
If something is a source of high stress for a pro-longed period of time I try to cut it out of my life. I've quit jobs in the past because they were too stressful. I don't put up with it.
Excessive stress used to take me to the point of really serious depression. After rebooting and installing new software, it now passes through, above, and around me and goes on its merry way.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Believe me, about the only way that could be worse is if the bone had punctured through the skin. He's got to have surgery and will be wearing pins in his hand for some time while it heals (the surgery hasn't taken place yet because they discovered he has a heart arrhythmia that needed evaluation by a cardiologist and also his insurance at his new job hasn't gone into effect yet, so he has to get approval to have the surgery at the county hospital). It's not normally his nature to do stuff like this, so it's kinda shocking that it happened at all.
Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
~ Francois Rabelais