We hope at this point that you accept the fact that everyone experiences stress at some point. Most of the time, we also all manage to cope with stress, apart from in cases where people have nervous breakdowns or other total health collapses. When this happens, it is often because people have exhausted their internal coping strategies.
Later in this ebook, we examine healthy and unhealthy coping strategies. For example, an unhealthy coping strategy would be getting so drunk that you fall over and can't remember what happened the next morning. In contrast, a healthy way of coping would be to deal with the stress so that the pressure is released and the cause of the stress is resolved, perhaps by talking a problem through.
We will discuss healthy stress coping strategies later in the ebook.
Stress is a medical condition and it can have a serious effect on your health. If you think you are suffering from stress it is crucial that you consult a medical professional.