Stress is a normal part of the human experience.
Everyone experiences stressful situations that can elicit a stress response; however, not all stress is bad. Learning how to respond to stressful situations in a proactive way can help you become more resilient.
The stress response is your body's way of letting you know that you need to adapt to changes in your environment. Normally, the physical reaction goes away after your challenge has passed. Understanding the stress response can help you learn how to effectively manage it.