There are three steps to take in order to reduce stress. Recognize that you are stress, identify the source of your stress, and address the issue. Some signs of stress are irritability, fatigue, and anxiety. If you are suffering from these symptoms you may be stressed. If you determine you are stressed, attempt to find the cause. Some common causes are money, work and health concerns. Once the cause is determined work on solving the problem. For example, if you have money problems you make a budget. If you have problems at work you can talk to a supervisor.