Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor – such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. Stress can affect your health. It is important to pay attention to how you deal with minor and major stress events so that you know when to seek help. (NIMH)
Research in the field of positive psychology shows that our mindset about stress can have a significant impact on our overall health. Our perception of stressful events as well as our coping skills and ability to respond rather than react, can help to minimize the negative effects of stress.
Stress Well offers community classes and resources that can help you build resilience to stress and improve your overall well-being.