I manage my stress and anxiety through various methods. First, I learned mindfulness, to stay present with myself, pay attention to my thoughts and feelings, learn to observe them and identify them and their roots. I have also used Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques. CBT posits that feelings, or emotions, are our body's reaction to our thoughts. When I have a feeling, I pause, reflect on the thinking which may be feeding my stress, or anxiety, and decide to try and let go of my thinking. I can pause, stop doing whatever it is I was doing, and take a breath. It's difficult at first, but the more I practice it, the more effective and easier it becomes. I went from Emergency Room level panic attacks to managing myself well over several years. I haven't had a panic attack in years : ) Mediation has been a huge part of this process for me of late. Healthy diet and regular exercise help, too. It is truly a holistic effort. However, the more time I spend paying attention to my thoughts, feelings, and body, the more aware I become of their needs, as they change, and the more easily I natigate life in the moment with balance.