Deeper the well, the cooler the water, Higher the height, the broader the horizon!
It is very easy to read and understand the stress management techniques. To put them into practice, is the real challenge. You get to know the strength of each cord of the stress!
The stress-free man is a great individual. He is pleasant to deal with. When your mental health is alright, in all probability, your physical health is also bound to be good. When you don't have lines on your forehead, most probably you won't have them on your cheeks as well.
Don't make stress management, a big issue. You have given undue importance to your stress, and therefore, it does have upper hand on you at the moment. Try to deal with your stress in a friendly manner. Think how others coped up with life in similar situations.
If it is an event-related stress, think positively about each part of the event. Decide that you are going to manage each part to its perfection. The whole will be perfect, when the parts are perfect. If you show the slightest latitude in your confidence levels, it will affect your total outlook and make dents in your personality. Do not associate yourself with people that have defeatist outlook of life. Talk to those who inspire! Alternatively, try to give inspiration to those who always complain about life and living! Your pep talks help you to be confident.
Make a listing about the areas in which you wish to improve. Pursue the easier ones first. When you are successful in this area, you will find that the strong points of stress, will lose their strength gradually and you will be able to establish your command over the total situation soon.
Read the life stories of the achievers. They were/are the people who maintained their calm, even under the storm. Study how they did it, how they faced the trials and tribulations to emerge out victorious. Begin to apply those principles in your life as well.
Broaden your outlook. Don't worry over trifles.
Working hard, does not mean straining yourself too much. Your body is an equipment. Your mind is a unique mechanism, which maintains its existence, through the criss cross currents of thoughts. They also need proper rest every day, to get themselves recharged. It is possible for you to burst through the stress barrier, provided you equip yourself properly.