Stress is created within our body when a change of some kind requires an adjustment or response. Stress can be physical such as having aching legs from walking all day or mental such as when we are angry because we reprimanded earlier in the day. Stress is often overlooked and almost disregarded by most people. Being proactive and recognizing stressors can help us make our lives much more manageable. There are times in our lives that we will come across situations that threaten our very fabric of being. The stress in that situation hits an almost maximum. The actions and thoughts we take to manage these situations is referred to as coping.
Being able to cope with situations is an innate skill, but we can increase our chances of being successful by recognizing and planning how to cope. If you have a physical stressor in your way start by analyzing the full situation. What are your options? Take your time and evaluate which decision is best for you. Seek the advice of others that you trust. See what they think. The worst thing you can do when trying to cope is to ignore or deny the issue at hand. The best way to deal with it is to make a carefully thought out decision.