Three important things you can do when you’re facing stressful circumstances:

Change the world – or at least the parts of the world you expose yourself to. Turn off the television, put away the devices, stay away from the divisive forces in your life.

Change your mind – that is, change your mental activity, either through attention or thinking. Shift your attention in a very rapid way so that you think of other things that are more positive or neutral.

Change your body – and how your body is responding. Go for a walk, try deep breathing, listen to music, or another technique to keep your body calm.