Drama in our lives often keeps us from putting drama on the page. Some drama happens and we lose our sense of scale in our emotional landscape. When this happens, we need to reconnect to our emotional through line. We need a sense of our "before, during and after" life. This tool is a personal antidote for too much drama.
Set aside one half hour. Settle yourself comfortably. Number from one to a hundred. Now list one hundred things you, personally, love. For example:
3. New York pizza
4. The scent of pine
5. Needlepoint pillows
6. Rumi poetry
Keep a copy of the list in your wallet or desk drawer. When stress strikes, read the list. It will instantly connect you to a sense of well-being apart from the current drama.