People tend to be overwhelmed by negative stressors due to avoidance. Think of your emotions as an outward manifestation of what's going on in your life. Now if you just go with the flow and do not look critically at them, they can take control.
Listening to a dose that calms you down can help, but this merely looks to address the symptoms and not their causes. It is only through introspection that we can truly gain a good hold on this negative stuff. Depending on the circumstances, we may not be able to help ourselves out much, but the very act of trying in itself can help some.
So the goal is to figure out what is bothering you and then understand that you are not really helpless here and make the changes necessary to improve the situation, and you will have less stress. Dosing can help you achieve the proper mindset to best achieve this, but you have to follow through