When you have a plan, sometimes that helps to control the sense of anxiety and helplessness.
When it comes to managing stress, there are many methods that can work for a variety of people, situations and not just limited to preparing for medical school. One method I recommend is 'Meditation'. Meditation can be done at almost anytime and anywhere. You are not limited by physical ability. It is a matter of taking time for you self. I have done meditation for several years and have found it helpful in helping me cope with stress in the workplace, relationships and at home. Another method that I have actually participate in on a regular basis is Yoga. The challenge may be finding the right type of yoga for you, but it is an option that will help you not just mentally, but physically also.
Note: Access to meditation via an app like Insight Timer can make it easy to get started. There may be others also. Try different types of yoga to get the fit that works for you.
Ernest recommends the following next steps:
First congrats on entering medical school... I'd say stress is part of our life regardless of what major or specialty you're in... a couple of steps to consider to deal with stress is :