Stress is a term in psychology refers to the consequence of the failure of an organism to respond adequately to mental, emotional, or physical demands, whether actual or imagined.
Responses to stress include adaptation, psychological coping such as stress management, anxiety, and depression. Over the long term, distress can lead to diminished health and/or increased propensity to illness; to avoid this, stress must be managed. When we are faced with danger, anxiety or fear, we all have an instinctive stress response, and this releases hormones into our bloodstream. These hormones cause instant mental and physical change in us, giving added strength and endurance, so we can fight the situation. Instead of using our stress hormones in emergencies, some of us live at such a pace that we activate them all the time - like when we are going to miss a train or when someone overtakes on the road. Most tense people don't give themselves sufficient time and space to rest after each stress-filled moment. With no relaxation, the stress hormones keep on working and thus we come across a number of people who lose their tempers at the slightest provocation. Proper stress management is required in the form of meditation, yoga, a long outdoor walk, exercise and hobbies such as reading, gardening, painting, etc.
A broad bio-psychosocial concept of stress and adaptation offers the promise of helping everyone achieve health and happiness by successfully responding to changing global challenges and the problems of modern civilization. In daily life worry, anger and time mis-management are seed cause to chronic stress hence need to be managed rationally with adoptable practical methods.
Stress management encompasses techniques intended to equip a person with effective coping mechanisms for dealing with psychological stress, with stress defined as a person's physiological response to an internal or external stimulus that triggers the fight-or-flight response. Stress management is effective when a person uses strategies to cope with or alter stressful situations.
There are several ways of coping with stress such as controlling the source of stress or learning to set limits and to say "No" to some demands that his/her acquaintances may make.