To alleviate a stressful situation, put your problem-solving skills to use: 1. Identify what's causing your stress in specific terms. 2. Brainstorm potential ways you might solve your problem. 3. Choose the option that feels the most realistic and satisfying. 4. Implement your solution. 5. Reflect on the outcome and whether your solution worked.

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