I meditate, somewhat frequently. Importantly, I don't have to "sit still for 20 minutes" to get the benefits. If I'm in line, or at a red light, or walking somewhere on autopilot, I can switch that to a mindfulness exercise in the minute or less that I have to engage it.
The benefits are incredible. I'm a person who I'd describe is "on-edge" way more than not. Since starting meditation a few months ago, I've noticed I don't get worked up over things that used to heavily affect me. It definitely comes down to both a conscious and an unconscious control of emotions. For one, I know I don't need to be worked up, and for two, I can decide to not be (as far as two aspects of conscious control go).
I also listen more. I "slowed down" my internal clock and pace, such that things can impact me more easily, be they words, or situations.
I'm also literate in neuroscience and the primary research on meditation. I don't just "believe" in it, or anything in that matter. I'm not saying I'm immune to placebo, but this is way too strong and persistent to be a result of placebo.
All in all, I most definitely suggest you try meditating. I've had a more-than-extraordinarily-positive experience with Headspace, an app for iOS and Android. They made it well, I won't go into detail for all the reasons I think they have, but I've covered the bases on routes towards somewhat effortless meditation, and this is grade A as far as guided meditations and a wholesome approach to it go.
Best of luck. Feel free to PM me or add me on Steam to talk more about this. I'm a beginner. I don't even get 5 seconds of quiet. You don't need to be an advanced meditator to reap benefits, and I can see it as resoundingly true within myself.
Start by sitting for 5 minutes, eyes closed. Just breathe. Don't expect anything too much of yourself. You'll be surprised how much that'll do for you in a week. That's 35 minutes total. Just do it.