As you might expect, people with (PTSD) commonly experience very high levels of stress. Even if you don't have PTSD, you're probably still quite familiar with stress--something that we all experience from time to time. In addition, the holidays are a time when stress (which can come from both positive and negative experiences) may be at its highest. Stress is a broad term that refers to how your body responds and adjusts when you encounter a new situation. Stress tells us that our body and its resources are being taxed in some way, and we need to take action to address the situation causing the stress. This article from About.com takes you through some different strategies for managing stress.
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