Remind yourself of what control you do have. -What active steps can you take to feel less stressed? -Write a list of your favorite activities *Write down the number of times per week/ month you would like to engage in this activity. *Write down what is realistic (in terms of weekly/monthly participation) *What might get in the way of engaging in these activities? *What can you tell others to help you participate in these activities? (e.g., "I need to take five minutes to go on a walk. Will you go with me?") Remind yourself of what is out of your control. -Find a way to connect spiritually. *Read an inspiring / calming passage *Read a poem *If you're not ready for meditation: +Take some deep breaths. Breathe in. Count for 4. Breathe out. Count for 4. Repeat.