Stress and anxiety are a part of our everyday lives. While in most situations we can deal with stress, there are times when we let stress take over and interfere with our day to day functioning. The first step to de-stressing therefore is recognizing that you have a problem. Once you have accepted that, you can find ways to deal with it effectively. Different people deal with stress in different ways, but psychologists have classified the coping methods into two main categories – problem focused coping and emotion focused coping. Let’s take a closer look at both these coping strategies.