Stress is a normal part of life.
The body's stress responses are your first line of defense in life-threatening
situations. However, while stress is a normal part of life, prolonged stress is
Persistent reactions to
stress can lead to:
conditions such as high blood pressure
of the immune system
impact on school or work performance
This section is intentionally called stress
mastery, not stress management. Management implies "to manage or direct with a
degree of skill." When it comes to stress and your responses to it, you want to
do more than this, you want to learn how to control your reactions so stress
doesn't have the same impact.
Learning to master your stress responses is a
life's work. Begin, or continue, this journey with awareness and intention.