Stress is a fact of life. Every one of us encounters it.
If your work is stressful, if you're a single parent or a caretaker of an elderly parent, or if you're grieving for someone you love, your stress level has probably peaked.
Since it's impossible to avoid stress, we must deal with it. The key in dealing with stress is learning how to de-stress. It's all about opening your valve an releasing the pressure.
Music, walking, laughing, meditating, curling up with a good book and massages are all great ways to bring calm back in to your life - even if it is just for a moment.
Don't forget to take care of yourself, it is only when you do that the stresses of your life seem easier to handle.