Stress is your body's 'fight or flight' response to uncomfortable situations. A healthy amount of stress is common in the workplace and actually makes you more productive. However, stress can skyrocket if not managed early and effectively, causing the following by-products.

a) Anxiety: Physical discomfort and apprehension for vague 'imagined' danger
b) Fear: Emotional 'flight' response to your brain's definition of 'real' danger
c) Worry: Repetitive, exhausting thoughts about worst-case scenarios of past consequences and future implications
Use the three tips below to manage stress well. Seek professional help when you experience prolonged anxiety or fear that hinders your everyday activities,
1. Understand: Understand the current situation, don't fight it. Know that not everything can be under your control at all times. Assess (not worry about) the actual situation, your beliefs surrounding it and the consequences.
2. Plan: Use your stress situation as a challenging way to step out of your comfort zone instead. Now is a good time to reassess your time and priorities and organize your day accordingly. Then follow a plan or a schedule to be on top of your to-do, rather than chasing last-minute deadline items.
3. Take care: Be mindful of what you eat when stressed and get at least 7 hours of sleep. Exercise regularly to reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, in your body. Practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing & meditation. Create thoughts that reinforce the good parts of your work and life.