Stress is the strain or tension experienced due to over load of work or anxiety. Stress leads to many unwanted repercussions like heart problem, breathing trouble and other related physical and mental problems. “Stress is nothing but a socially accepted form of mental illness “says Richard Carlson. If we get enough rest, sleep and relaxation, stress will not occur. There are various ways of relieving stress like meditation, yoga and even taking a deep breath and staying calm for a while. But stress can be completely avoided only if we choose to change our perspective on matters. We should not do everything in a haste that will ultimately lead to stress. Proper planning helps to alleviate stress. As Maureen killoran says, “Stress is not what happens to us. It is our response to what happens and response is something that we can choose.” So, let’s live a stress free life which will also increase our longevity.