Stress is an important and common psychological phenomenon that can have effects on the body. If you can change how you perceive things that create stress, then you can prevent the negative consequences of stress. You must keep a positive outlook when dealing with any stressful activity or situation. Find out what the larger meaning behind what must be done is. Take some time to yourself in order to relax. Think about the ways you have succeeded in past similar situations. Only think about what is in your control. Take care of your body and mind by living a healthy lifestyle with good food and plenty of sleep. Interact with people you love and appreciate. Stress is a necessary part of life, so embrace it positively.