Stress can play a role in how you feel and how you live. It's a normal reaction to difficult situations. But if stress is getting in the way of your daily activities, making you feel anxious, sad, or angry, it's time to take action.
Trying to ignore it or keep on going with your life won't make the problem go away. The best thing you can do is take care of yourself.
The good news is that many people can learn skills that help them manage their stress.
Stress management is the practice of taking control of your stress so that it doesn’t control you. It involves learning techniques to reduce stress and the symptoms of stress in your life, such as:
Behavioral techniques to decrease stress in your life, such as relaxation exercises or meditation
Coping skills to help you deal with stressful situations better and bounce back faster when they arise
Medication and/or therapy under the guidance of your doctor and/or your therapist can help you manage stress.