A few pointers that might be helpful :)
1) 0-0-1-0-0 (No Action)
I personally find this quite helpful, since I have a habit of overusing tags as well. Usually during dialogue between two characters (won't work for 1 or more than 2 maybe) people tend to talk a lot more than, well doing gestures, movements etc. So it's a lot better to send emotional cues through dialogue or subtext than tags. For example, a small talk between a married couple could go something like:
Misha held his face in cupped hands, a lazy grin pushing his mole up. "Did you see the news today?"
"Oh come on-"
"I'm not hearing any of that blabbering anymore-"
"It's not that bad. You just- it's your new found prejudice."
"My what?" Maya looked back at him, the sopa of her wet dish washed under the running tap. She chuckled, "Do you even know what that word means?"
The idea is to follow the 0-0-1-0-0 pattern. 0 for no tag and 1 for a long and active tag. That one active tag must compensate for the rest of the empty tags.
2) Description block (No Action)
This is a nice one for slow, tension-free, laid back times. The idea is to choose this one character, have them talk, and then just add a nice description block which actually shows how they feel or their reaction. If you need to show the reactions of the other character as well, then you can show it as a reaction of the former character. You could show it from the thoughts of the former character. How the former character feels about the latter's reaction, what the latter's reaction reminds him of, or to what the reaction looks similar. For example:
"I thought you had finished that course of yours."
Chris held the paper close to his chest. He wriggled his toes inside his shoes.
"Stephen. I really want to continue this."
"For what? A shiny little badge?"
"It's not just a badge. And im not doing it for that. It just feels so nice in the hills. The picnic. The-the bonfire.The songs-"
"You can do all of that after finishing school."
Stephen scoffed. That same scoff that his mother gave him everytime he asked her to help him in studies or play with him. All Chris could do was hang his head and continue to please his cousin.
Stephen's arms suddenly wrapped around him in a cold embrace, that maniacal grin staring back at Chris in the mirror.
3) Active action (without pronouns)
Have a dialogue, and then you can add short physical gestures and cues. You can get creative here and make up your own ones. Here's an eerpf from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
“Where are you going?” demanded Gatsby in immediate alarm.
“I’ll be back.”
“I’ve got to speak to you about something before you go.”
He followed me wildly into the kitchen, closed the door, and whispered:
“Oh, God!” in a miserable way.
“What’s the matter?”
“This is a terrible mistake,” he said, shaking his head from side to side,
“a terrible, terrible mistake.”
“You’re just embarrassed, that’s all,” and luckily I added: “Daisy’s
“She’s embarrassed?” he repeated incredulously.
“Just as much as you are.”
“Don’t talk so loud.”
“You’re acting like a little boy,” I broke out impatiently. “Not only that,
but you’re rude. Daisy’s sitting in there all alone.”
Hope this helped