Recently, I heard a renowned psychiatrist say, "you must be your own advocate of calm. Stress will always find you, calm you have to create." This resonated with me. In life it's so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of life's stressors, and taking the time to to bring that heightened emotional level down is not only recommended, but necessary.So learn what works for you, whether it's taking a walk, doing breathing exercises, reading a great book, or taking a hot bath. Take what works for you and turn it into an ongoing practice; write these things into your schedule if you need to. And most importantly, make yourself a priority in your own life.