1: Drink. Every now and then I actually get drunk.
2: Smoke a bowl.
3: Meditate. Often I meditate on how much I’m enjoying being drunk or high.
4: A visit to peaceful outdoor setting.
5: Walking (though not if I’m drunk as it becomes stumbling).
6: Watch a comedy or drama about other people having problems.
7: Drink some more.
Read, go for a walk. Reading is like meditating for me. It takes me away from the stress. Walking, not so much. I'm still thinking about the situation but it gets the blood flowing, and hopefuuly, some will reach my brain so I can figure out what needs to be done.
Go out and pull weeds! OK, I'll give myself a few minutes to indulge in the panic, but then it's figuring out 1) What is the real problem? 2) Can I do anything about it? 3) Should I be involved? 4) Is it possible/practical/desirable for me to do so? 5) Will my efforts be welcomed, or can I make a positive difference? If I can make a difference with action, I will act. But it requires those minutes of calming, thinking, planning, and evaluating before proceeding to the action.