Have you ever been stressed out after being stuck in traffic, late for an important meeting or simply because you’re PMSing? Well, same! We easily get stressed out and frustrated nowadays due to the overwhelming daily life challenges we face. However, if you’ve ever felt constantly overwhelmed and pressured over a long period of time, you’re most probably experiencing chronic stress which is becoming more frequent across all age groups. Good news is that we’re here to help you by giving you some tips on how to cope with it.First things first, let’s take a closer look at what causes chronic stress in the first place. Unlike acute stress which can be caused by minor events in our daily life like traffic, chronic stress is usually caused by mental challenges and major unresolved life or personal issues that we carry with us on a daily basis. These situations may include unemployment, a family problem or even some traumatic event (2). As a result, we might feel drained, isolate ourselves or experience some trouble in sleeping or focusing, physical aches or even changes in our appetite. Chronic stress can also be linked to some physical chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity in addition to mental ones such as depression, anxiety and memory loss (6).While we cannot tackle the exact cause of chronic stress, we can learn how to manage it and lead a more positive life. Sounds perfect right but how can we do that?Let’s begin with the experts’ thoughts on this. According to Yale medicine, recommendations for stress management include exercise, switching to healthy foods, setting goals, time management, getting enough sleep and making room for pleasure and leisure time (1). So let’s talk about each one separately.