More than half of Americans reported fatigue, irritability, sleeplessness, and headaches due to stress, according to the APA 2008 Stress in America survey.
Stress relief can take many forms. Resilience strategies can help you cope with the physical and emotional signs of stress. Other attempts at managing stress, such as smoking, substance abuse, and overeating, may make you feel better for a short time, but they pose big risks to your health. Developing positive coping strategies, on the other hand, leads to greater resilience and well-being over the long term.