Stress is really a veneer for fear. It’s seems stronger to admit to being stressed than afraid of something. But when you feel stressed, what you’re actually experiencing is fear. Fear that something will or won’t happen, or perhaps that nothing will happen. There are plenty of good ways to counteract stress, from exercise to rest, but one of the most powerful is to ask yourself what you are really afraid of. Dig deep, find the source of that stress, and work on the roots. If you can name the fear, you’re more likely to conquer it.