A great way to handle stress in any form is through a simple meditational exercise.
Go to the exercises and techniques and practice the walking and standing sitting meditations. The meditation periods are for one hour. But, as you become more adept, you will learn to meditate for 20 minutes and be considerably calmed. This is the setup for the sitting meditation. Start practicing the sitting meditation when you are able to calm yourself quickly during the standing meditation.
Then begin the sitting meditation and let the process deepen and carry you to further calming. Continue the meditation until you are able to enter a deep state of relaxation. Eventually, you will learn to meditate for 45 minutes and you will have the equivalent of 4 hours of sleep.
The 45 minute exercise, practiced while lying down in the yoga nidra pose, is especially useful for quickly getting to the core of beingness and then back out to organize your thoughts, for planning the future events that you want to happen. One will look at the possibilities and probabilities for success and then make plans for implementing those future goals. This form of auto-suggestion is very helpful in carrying through both short term and long term goals. It is the lack of achieving y our goals that drives you to distraction. Thus you learn to overcome your inhibitions, smooth your beingness and implement your desires!
This exercise assists your body in reaching the optimum frequency resonances for any particular environment in which you find yourself. It is a simple yet very powerful exercise in the sitting mode. What you do is to ground ourselves in the Electromagnetic Field of the Earth via the Basal Chakra (Node), open yourself to the Interplanetary Electromagnetic Field of our Solar System via the Crown Chakra (Node) and finally to balance each to center in your Heart Chakra (Node). It is as if two pyramids are gaining equilibrium to become two interlaced tetrahedra with their centers at the Heart chakra. This is the symbol of Yoga, two equilateral triangles interlaced with a dot in the center to yield the Yogic Sri Yantra, see below, which in this case is all 7 chakras interlaced.
The symbol for the Heart Chakra has only one interlacing.
This is similar to the Star of David or the Mogen David, see below, of judism without the dot in the center.
In any case, the exercise goes like this:
Visualize the bottom of your spine as projecting into the earth and melding with the molten core of the earth, or with the feet as you wish. Become very strong in the awareness of the color Red and the heat of the molten core (not overwhelmingly so). After achieving awareness and grounding for a while (intuitively based time span), reverse the orientation and project your brain extending into the cold depths of our Solar System. Become very strong in the awareness of the color Violet and the coldness (not overwhelmingly so). After achieving awareness and tuning for a while (intuitively based time span), visualize bringing together both the Red and Violet energy frequencies into the Heart Chakra and blending/balancing them there. Allow the balancing to extend in a spherical pattern from your Heart Chakra and into the area around yourself, from your heart core to the surface of your body and in all directions. Become very strong in your balanced awareness. Lastly, allow your everyday waking consciousness to merge with this awareness, take a few deep breaths and open the eyes. Now you are ready to tackle anything which comes along with ease!