You don't have to listen to hippie music or burn incense. You don't need a meditation space. Make the world your meditation space. Make your desk, the free throw line, the jog out in the park your meditation space.
I remembered a much-loved picture book from my childhood, "A Fly Went By," by Mike McClintock. This story not only illustrates how stress can be contagious; it also shows us a state of mind that can help us stop the stresscalation.