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Caring for adults
Caring for adults

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2 Coping with stress

Our lives nowadays are so hectic that for many of us stress is so common it has become a way of life. It isn’t always bad, though, as a certain amount of stress can help you perform under pressure, motivate you to do your best, and even keep you safe in potentially dangerous situations. It is when stress becomes overwhelming that it can damage your health, mood, relationships and quality of life.

You can protect yourself by understanding how the body’s stress response works, recognising the signs and symptoms of stress overload, and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.