We can think of ways to reduce stress in other areas of our life. For example, we can try to have fewer obligations on the day of our appointment. We may be able to take time off from school and/or work or ask others to help with other responsibilities (e.g. grocery shopping, laundry, childcare)
We may be able to ask trusted others (e.g. friends, family, coworkers) to pick us up after our appointments.
Some of us might want to make our living situation more comfortable to come back to by cleaning before we go.