Most people today experience stress from time to time because of the many challenges that they face. However if the stress is minimal the individual with a little bit of self-motivation can manage it well. Prolonged stress can be very damaging to both the physical and mental health of the person and medical intervention is necessary. Stress is nothing but pressure from ourselves or others and when we are unable to cope up with this pressure we tend to feel stressed. The effects of stress vary from one person to another but if it goes untreated it can lead to bad health. Stress can be due to work issues, relationships, family issues and also financial problems. If stress is not managed right people can adopt unhealthy coping methods like drinking or smoking, which in turn becomes harmful. Learning to relax properly is a very important part of stress management. There are different relaxation techniques that mainly focus on relaxing the body and breathing in a particular way. Cognitive behavioural therapy is one such method that can help a person manage his or her problems efficiently by changing and modifying the way they think and behave. This therapy is mostly used to treat depression and anxiety but can also be useful for the other mental and physical health problems.