David Allen on the best ways to deal with stress:
- Understand first that you’re actually IN stress
- Determine what’s causing it
- Clarify what you’d like to have true in the situation—what’s your desired outcome, at least in terms of how you’d like to be feeling?
- Decide if there is a next action you can take to make some positive progress toward clarification and/or resolution
- Engage in some activity or focus that you feel will potentially improve the situation for you.