Stress is the feeling of being under too much physical or emotional pressure. Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope and everyone has different ways of reacting, so a situation that feels stressful to one person may be motivating to another. Many of life’s day to day demands may cause stress such as work, relationships or money problems. Stress can affect how you think, feel, behave and how your body works and common signs of stress are sweating, sleeping problems, loss of appetite and difficulty in concentrating. Try to avoid situations that trigger stress and seek professional help if you feel you need it. Most of us would prefer not to take medication unless absolutely necessary and there are many encouraging reports of natural and herbal remedies helping with this problem.