Stress is your body's physical and psychological response to anything you perceive as overwhelming. This may be viewed as a result of life's demands, pleasant or unpleasant, and your lack of resources to meet them. When stressed, your body creates extra energy to protect itself. This additional energy cannot be destroyed. If not used, it creates an imbalance within your system. Somehow the energy must be channeled into responses to regain a balance. Stress is a natural part of your life. Without some stress you would lose your energy for living. You will thrive on certain amounts; but too much or too little stress will limit your effectiveness. Ideally, you find your optimal level of stress-the balance at which you are most motivated. This home study program is designed to help you do that.

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