I find meditation helps to relieve a lot of stress and anxiety issues; though I have to say that I have little to get anxious about these days. Meditation isn't a quick fix, it's something you need to do on a daily basis and preferably at a time that fits in with your lifestyle. 15 minutes each day, in your own space, with no distractions surrounded by the things that make you happy, with any gentle repetitive sounds to help you focus - it can really be beneficial, but it's something you need to keep active with.
Have you tried the distractionary techniques? Spell out the name ROY G BIV, now search your surroundings for something Red, something Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Get your mind focused on other things, and the 5-4-5-4 technique. Breathe in through your nose for 5 seconds, hold for 4, out through the mouth for 5, hold for 4, repeat.
Nothing works for me like prayer. It's not mindless chanting or repetitive learned prayers from my childhood, it's me pouring my heart out to to my creator with whom I have a strong bond. Without a connection through this ongoing relationship, it would be like talking to a wall, but I have had miracles happen in answer to prayer so I know my prayers are heard. Peace of mind and the comfort of knowing I am never alone whether during good times or bad is priceless.