You don't have to, but I make up a jingle about all my stressors. What ends up happening is a lot of laugher, and I get to be creative. Next, I write on paper a gratitude list of people, places and things. Reframing your thoughts about the stress is wonderful too. But just simply doing some deep belly breathing is best, at least for me.
Yeah, the silly thing about breathing deep, and how much it works, has me thinking of all the times I heard others say it and never taking their advice, mostly giving them the stink eye. I now apologize with a thankful heart, it does work.