"With expectations, deadlines, and stress through the roof, it's common to feel tense," Mellin says. Worse yet, the more you feel stressed about being stressed, the longer it takes to break. Or it gets worse. Instead of getting overloaded, "appreciate that stress is a moment of opportunity to transform," she suggests. If you're in taxing situation, it's usually because you're challenging yourself mentally, physically, or emotionally (and that's never a bad thing). Don't over-analyze the situation, because that can cause you to procrastinate or overeat. "Stay present, and lean into stress to learn how to process those negative emotions into positive ones," Mellin adds.