(A long time ago) when I did a lot of SCUBA diving I would work hard to be conscious of what I felt. I would move along in the water - flying, really - and carefully file away the scenery.
When I'm having a stressful day or feeling overwhelmed, it works for me. (Well, not all of the time, but I won't talk about that in the blog.)
If things in reality get TOO REAL, it helps me to stop and think about peaceful settings, places where I've known God's presence, where I've heard such calm, such quiet.
The colorful lands under the sea are just that - the beings there are moving effortlessly through coral and the sea fans are waving slowly with the currents. I might be worried about the next hour or the traffic or the next shoot, but under the water's surface the same quiet still exists.
What helps you remember calmness?