The past few years have been turbulent for me. I felt burned out around three years ago and quit a dead-end job. Then, one of my cats became ill with a chronic nasal infection. Later on, she was diagnosed with lymphoma and needed long-term care.
In the long run, I realized that I felt overwhelmed. Yoga helped me cope with my various challenges. In between my weekly class, I would either practice a particular pose or focus on my breathing. Both helped ease my tension and anxiety in order to think clearly.
One of my favorite meditations involved a mug with a warm beverage. I would pay attention to the soothing warmth in my hands and appreciate the aroma before drinking. When I felt frustrated or angry, I released tension in my jaw by chewing either gum or jerky.
I'm not certain if this helps you in any way. If nothing else, please know that your feelings are valid, no matter how inconvenient they may be sometimes.