Stress is the pressure and tension we feel when faced with a real or perceived threat including situations that are new, unpleasant, or overwhelming.

The vast majority of college students (80 percent) report being stressed and overwhelmed by all they have to do. It is also reported as the top factor impacting academic achievement.

Positive stress (eustress) can get you going and help you focus to meet life’s challenges. However, distress occurs if you have too much stress or if you don’t deal with it properly, causing all kinds of health complications and troubles in your relationships.