Hey pretty Mama, whilst there are many ways to dealing with stress, anxiety, and tension, one excellent tool to overcoming any of the above challenges is Meditation. You can do this anytime, you need no special equipment, a special place, or alot of time.
A practical everyday form of meditation, is mindfulness. To be mindful is to devote 30 minutes during the day when you are concentrating fully on a particular task or activity preferably that is low-key. For example: you could be cooking the evening meal or washing your hair. Disconnect from the outside world, take the phone off the hook, don’t answer any texts, walk away from all your devices. When being mindful you devote your full attention to the task without being distracted so that you get the most out of the activity.
Repetitive tasks are particularly good for mindfulness. Cooking has this affect on me personally, I find it extremely relaxing when I am totally focused on making a meal for my family and friends. Same when I exercise, I am totally focused on exercising, nothing else crosses my mind, at the end of the workout I feel amazing because I worked really hard, and I was able to destress, because I focused just on my workout. (A great way for me after a long day to get my happy back)
So next time, you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, along with deep breathing exercises find an activity that allows you to slow down and be mindful and you will find that this will be extremely calming.
Be well. Be Fit. Be Strong.