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"First, reach for that resilience toolbox," said Dr. Tania Maria Caballero, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

"Recharge, re-center, take a break from social media and take care of yourself. New ideas and positive energy do not stem from a weary mind," she said.

If your "tribe" on social media is supportive, that's one thing. But all too often tensions flare when we can hide behind a keyboard, experts say.

"When I think about others' expressions of anger, especially on a virtual platform, I remind myself that in order to have a flame from a spark, you need to add more sparks. If you do not fuel the angry spark, you cannot start a fire," Caballero said.

Instead, Caballero suggested taking a walk; picking up the phone and talking with a good friend; and reading a favorite poem, prayer or song.

"Think of the choices you make as adding to your energy or subtracting -- how can you tip the scales to more energy?" Ackrill said. "Every little bit adds up, just as stress energy drains add up. (Make) tiny shifts, tiny choices toward nourishing your best self."

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