Andrea shares a list of things to do when things get overwhelming.
I think it is a good list.
things I do when things are too much and the world is too much and I can't breathe, part three:
polish collected seashells
smell the insides of library books
move my body until I am tired and sweating and my mind is quiet
listen to the last voicemail my mother left me
stand in the green grass in my bare feet