Stress happens to everybody. Chronic stress can have serious health effects. Luckily, there are some useful techniques for dealing with stress. Deep breathing exercises are very effective, easy to do, and can be done anywhere, with no special training. Understanding that stress is temporary, and that is will soon give way to calmer feelings can also help. Finally, changing your facial expression, voice and posture to reflect a more relaxed feeling can be an effective “stress-busting” technique.