Modern living requires managing multiple streams of information, balancing a busy schedule, and trying to focus through a nearly constant barrage of distractions. Stress is the inevitable result of living and oftentimes trying to avoid it, ironically, makes us feel even more stressed-out.
Effective stress management involves looking at the ways in which your body and mind work to alert you to potential problems and dangers. Sometimes these responses are helpful, other times they drain your energy to deal with real problems. See some examples below: