Its funny how often I tell people to breathe, for what ever reason people tend to either hold their breath or they breathe shallow. This has everythng to do with your instinct to go into fight or flight mode, an internal default in all of us. These days we all seem to be in flight mode (always on alert) and this is troubling. We let things that we have no control over take total control of us.
My advice is to stop.....yep just stop. Take a walk, play with your kids (human or animal), create something..take time for you- I promise everything will still be there when you get back, but dont miss out on the important things while we worry about everything.
I once read to 'meditate 30 minutes every day and if you dont have time for that meditate an hour' re-discover you...