Complaining can have a negative affect on a person's stress level. There are many useful ways to relieve stress. Some are commonly thought of but there are other more uncommon ways to relieve stress. Common ways are having sex, getting a massage, watching something funny, exercising, and petting animals. These are all things that just generally make people happy, but more uncommon ones are eating bananas, meditation, chewing gun, writing down thoughts, and decompressing. The easiest way is simply smiling more.