When I feel stressed, emptying my mind with meditation helps. Meditation is not simply sitting cross-legged saying, “ohmm.” It’s closing your eyes, focusing on breathing deeply until your thoughts cease and all is quiet. If you happen to have a thought, let it drift away and think about your inhale and your exhale. Just take long, deep breaths and ignore all the things you have to do, just for a few minutes. Listen to the sound of your breathing, forget all else. If this is not enough to calm you down, add gentle stretches such as lifting your hands overhead and reaching toward the ceiling or bending forward at the waist while sitting down. You don’t have to sit cross-legged; whatever feels comfortable works.
You can continue for as long as you want.
I hope meditating helps you as much as it helps me.