Stress is a by-product of our negative response to the challenge of life. If you perceive any kind of challenge as a threat to you whether physical or psychological, you come under the grip of stress. Life always gives the toughest challenge to face for everyone. No one gets spared by challenges of life; only the form and timing could be different. That is why, there is no way to eliminate the challenges of life altogether. You can only alter your attitude towards challenges and respond positively to be stress free.
The best way to combat stress is to face it head-on. If you try to run away from it, you will make the situations even more badly. However, you need to ensure that you tackle the situations with accuracy and with your full potential. So, to handle the situations appropriately, you need to follow commonly accepted steps;
Be patient, do not ever react without thinking. Reactions are impulsive and actions are well thought-out. If you react in a hurry, chances are you goof up things, and it takes most of your valuable time and energy to undo the damage done. Things done in hurry certainly causes stress.
Problems are part and parcel of life. Whether you like it or not, you have to tackle different sets of problems at different stages of life. Problems are meant to make you stronger so that you move on in life confidently. Always keep in mind; if you have solutions for your problems, there is no need to worry. But if there is no solution to your problems, then you should accept it whole-heartedly because it is useless to worry about them. Worry always invites unwanted stress.
Finally, to be stress free, you need to handle the challenges of life accurately and with your full potential. It is not about trying to be a perfectionist, but managing things in a better way. To stay calm and gather your energy in the face of challenges, you should practice whatever de-stress you, such as deep-breathing, meditations, work-out, stretching, driving, and of the same. As a thumb rule, deep-breathing is considered the best options to de-stress for a certain period of time, and it helps you to stay calm to figure out the best possible solutions to tackle the situations appropriately. So, be positive to lead a stress-free life.