Stress can impact your mental state. It can make it harder to focus or make decisions. It can hurt thinking and memory. You may be more prone to depression and anxiety when you’re stressed. You may have trouble getting to sleep. You may start to feel hopeless, angry, or powerless to ease or cope with your stress.

You can try tools like deep breathing, routine workouts, and meditation to get a handle on your stress. And try to undo any worst-case thinking by looking at helpful ways to solve the problems that are causing your stress.