Whenever you experience physical discomfort, emotional pain or a fidgety mind, ask yourself what makes you feel this way? It is stress. There are three ways to cope with stress
Always tell truth. Not telling the truth induces stress. The stress is due to the energy required to tell a lie. The fear of being caught for telling a lie. The need to remember the lie. The fear of being exposed by someone.
Low self regard makes one tensed. The concern of being ignored or being found incompetent also creates tension. Failure to understand self-responsibility leads to stress.
Hence it is always recommended to be truthful, understand and realize your responsibility. A better self-regard helps to understand and respect oneself.
Courtesy : The Hindu, Wellness , 5/3/2012