Depending on how a person reacts to a stressful situation, it can have an impact on their health. Some people can handle multiple stressors at a time and use it as motivation, while others struggle to cope with a single stressor. A stronger reaction is caused by someone that believes that they cannot overcome or will have major difficulties in solving the situation at hand.
In some cases, there are forms of positive stress such as going on vacation or buying a new house. These situations present new responsibilities, additional effort and adaptability to a new environment. Stress is created in this way as a person is forced to take steps into an unknown situation to them.
Forms of acute stress can be resolved on their own through resolution. However, to overcome chronic stress, it is best to speak to a trusted person such as a family member or therapist. Therapy will allow the struggling person to speak on their stressor and a therapist will be able to provide them with potential solutions. Medicines such as antidepressants can also be used to suppress the stress, however, it will only act as a temporary solution until the situation is completely resolved.
By experimenting with each of these stress resolvers, you will ease any long-term, chronic stress that you are experiencing.