Positive Affirmations for Stress Learning to release stress and tension all starts with your mind. When you calm the mind down it also settles the body. Getting a handle on stress is vitally important for your health and well-being. You can use these affirmations in two ways. First, to find immediate relief from stress as and when you need. And second, to create long term positive changes to your mind and body that make you a calmer and more peaceful person in general.