I make it a practice to meditate almost everyday. I might manage 20 minutes and at other times it is only 5 minutes. When I catch myself getting caught up in societies negativity I have to remind myself to not take it personal and to just breathe. By concentrating on my breathing I eventually calm down and let the tension go.
While I meditate I envision each chakra rebalancing. Yes stress does knock the flow right out of us.