Stress is the reaction of the body to a certain circumstance that requires a response or an adjustment from our part. Often the effects of stress on the body have physical, mental and emotional consequences.
In the last 20 years, stress has been a popular subject of study, mostly because we have come closer to understanding the negative effects it can produce. The problem is that stress is part of our normal life. Many events that happen in our life and in our surroundings provoke stress; and therefore, a physical and emotional response. This is the reason why so many people fail when they intent to avoid stress. There’s simply no way to avoid it without isolating yourself from the world. So, a better alternative is not trying to avoid stress, but learning to deal with it in the most positive and efficient way.
But before we learn how to deal with stress, we must understand the effects of stress in our bodies and what it does to our minds.