Even if you cannot remove the source of stress from your life, you can take steps to react to it in healthy, positive ways.
Stress is deeply related to and intertwined with various aspects of your wellbeing; it affects and is affected by many lifestyle choices you make. Chronic stress can make it very challenging to effectively address addictive and unhealthy behaviors, such as overeating, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and skipping exercise routines. This creates a problematic loop, because these behaviors then cause more stress!
One of the best ways to minimize the harmful impact of stress on your body and mind is to take charge of other areas of your personal wellbeing, such as: