Mindful moments of Gratitude greatly reduce stress. Maybe by 28%, I read somewhere recently. If you can step outside early in the morning, breathe in the fresh air, put your hands together over your heart and say out loud: "gratitude for being alive", you can balance and de-stress. Add whatever comes into your mind; flowers, fresh strawberries, a conflict resolved, words from a loved one....
Gratitude is a good habit. Through your day, whenever you feel a little thrill, maybe for finding something you lost, a smile from a stranger or a job offer, you can close your eyes and whisper thanks.
This doesn't have to be connected to religion although it is spiritual.
This doesn't have to be connected to religion although it is a spiritual universal act.