The experience of stress is universal – everyone, everywhere feels stress. Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. When there is a stressor in your life, your body responds with the fight-or-flight response. When the stressor is gone, your body returns to normal. Unfortunately, the non-stop stress of being a college student means that your body may stay in fight-or-flight mode instead of returning to normal. Chronic stress can lead to negative physical, psychological, social, and academic impacts over time - that's why stress management is essential to your health and well-being!