Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. Stress isn't always bad since in small doses it can help you perform under pressure. But when one is constantly running in emergency mode, the mind and body pay the price. Stress affects the mind, body, and behaviour in many different ways. Chronic stress disrupts your bodily functions and can increase your risk of heart diseases, stroke, infertility and accelerate the ageing process.