The mind can turn the body’s pH from acidic to alkaline in a matter of minutes. Stress can adversely affect the genetic makeup in your body; the mind can positively or negatively affect DNA.
One of the fastest and easiest to feel, method to counteract stress, comes from a natural reaction that our physical body has to us having consistent/strong enough positive thoughts. Whether from positive memories, thanking God, thinking about your future plans, someone you love, inspiring or moving moments in life/movies/songs.
Really consider the fact that from just thinking certain positive thoughts your whole physical body can get chills all over it or just in certain locations (for now).
If you take time to notice you will find that your self induced positive chills have an accompanying sort of wave underneath your skin (sometimes cold and other times hot). After researching what that specific current underneath the skin is I came across a sort of energy we have that is tied to our spirit.
I’ve found many names for this Energy like Spiritual chills, Euphoria, Voluntary goosebumps, Ecstasy, Prana, Chi, Qi, Vayus, Aura, Mana, Life force, Pitī, Rapture, Ruah, Ether, Nephesch, Chills, Goosebumps, The Force and many more.
Now consider this if you can truly induce that feel good occurence at will, you can definitely use it to counteract feelings of stress.