Think back through your entire day yesterday, from when you awoke until the moment you drifted back to sleep. What did you do to manage your stress, to take good care of yourself? Make a list of what you did. Now, go back through your list and put a star beside the activities that were most helpful to you. Which ones calmed you? Which ones made you feel rejuvenated? Which ones helped you realize that stress can be your friend, that you can handle what’s next? Now, make a plan for today; set aside specific times to repeat what helped you the most yesterday, or try something new. If you need more ideas, the staff at Mayo Clinic offer these suggestions.