When I think about what keeps me sane, I’d say it includes being pre-emptive about some of the things I know cause emotional dysregulation for me. This allows me to then equally have a bank of experiences and means to know what will help.
Some of the common ways I support myself to emotionally regulate include doing exercise, drinking enough water and eating well. Doing yoga also massively helps me. Where it’s not possible or appropriate to introduce these things during a period of heightened stress, it’s more about thinking about my wellness and what contributes to this more consistently.
Stress unfortunately can’t be eradicated from our day to day lives but how we manage and respond to it can definitely be thought more about.