Once again - I have to take a prescription from the BreathingRx methodology and practice my passive diaphragm training. The stress I feel is both physical and emotional. Yet, I find, that if I release the physical stress, it plays well in releasing the emotional stress too.
Ideally I will find a place where I can lie down for 5 minutes and do my Connect your Vocal Cords: Diaphragm Target Training exercise. Don't confuse this with a yoga or meditation breathing exercise. It is completely different because in yoga and meditation training you are trying to be conscious and control your breath. In Diaphragm Target Training your breath and body are passive.
Once I have spent the 5 minutes lying down, my body is calm, oxygenated, and more positive thoughts can enter my mind - and viola, I am over it! What do you do to calm down when loved ones trigger your lizard-brained behavior?