Even if you’re generally a very “together” person, that doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to the occasional freak out, because LIFE.

Maybe your hot water broke again right before work and you haven’t washed your hair for a few too many days. Maybe a friend had the bad sense to point out that really cute picture of your ex and his new lady on Instagram. Of course, it’s important to figure your major triggers so you can avoid any unnecessaryemotional meltdowns, but sometimes things are out of your control. That’s why it’s just as important to figure out some ways to calm yourself down when life doesn’t go your way, because lord knows, there will be times when you need to curl into a ball with your hot water bottle and cry until you feel silly. Here are our approved self-soothing techniques that have helped us through panic attacks, meltdowns, and freak outs of all kinds.

1. Watch an all-consuming TV series that has multiple seasons. Getting sucked into the dazzling world of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will help you forget about the stress of your actual world, so go ahead and WERK.

2. Whip out a pack of Goddess oracle cards and ask for answers. No matter what you’re dealing with,Athena’s got answers.

3. Read poetry (or anything that moves you). Sometimes a few words can do the trick.

Check out 15 more tips to helping you deal at  Whoosa!

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