You need stress in your life! Does that surprise you? Perhaps so, but it is quite true. Without stress, life would be dull and unexciting. Stress adds flavor, challenge and opportunity to life. Stress is with us all the time. As you probably know, too much stress can seriously affect your physical and mental well-being. A major challenge in this stress-filled world of today is to make the stress in your life work for you instead of against you. Recognizing the early signs of your stresses and then doing something about them can make an important difference in the quality of your life, and may actually influence your survival.