There is increasing concern that stress contributes to health problems, absences from work, and reduced motivation in a large variety of occupations.
Doctors say 43 percent of adults suffer some health problems from stress.
The UNHCR in 1992 identified a series of measures to enable people to cope with stress. They included: making positive statements to oneself; redefining a distressing task, usually be removing the emotional element; reducing the stress by narrowing the focus; rationalizing the event, or reactions to it; addressing stress symptoms; reframing the stress symptoms; talking oneself into a helpful response; recognizing alternative ways of coping with the stress; self-acceptance of outside pressures that may limit performance.
Well-managed stress can be a good thing. It can motivate and excite us.