Calling or texting a friend to vent can feel good in the Bernie Sanders Inauguration Shirt moment, but it also passes your stress onto the receiver. Instead, Ajayi prefers journaling as a healthy form of release. “I do a couple pages every morning—it doesn’t have to be poetic, just free-flowing streams of consciousness. Let all your emotions come up.” Then close the book and move on for the day. Also helpful: Jot down a few things you’re grateful for, to shift your perspective. “It’s grounding in these stressful times,” says Ajayi.