Stress is the same for everybody.
Stress is different for each of us. What is stressful for one person may or may not be stressful for another; we all respond to stress in different ways.
Stress is always bad for you.
According to this view, having no stress would make us happy and healthy. This is not the case; stress is a natural human response to changing conditions around us. Stress prompts us to grow and adapt to changes. Even the most positive life events involve stress. The issue, really, is how to manage it. Managed stress is part of being productive and happy; out-of-control stress is harmful.
Stress is everywhere, so you can't do anything about it.
You can plan your life so that stress does not overwhelm you. Effective planning involves setting priorities and working on simple problems first, solving them, and then moving on to more complex difficulties. When stress gets overwhelming, it is difficult to prioritize events and responsibilities in your life. All your problems seem to be equal and stress seems to be everywhere. Taking active steps to cope and manage stress can reduce it to a more comfortable level.
No symptoms, no stress.
An absence of symptoms does not necessarily mean the absence of stress. In fact, camouflaging symptoms -- for instance, with drugs or alcohol -- may deprive you of the natural signals you need to reduce the strain on your body and mind.
Only major symptoms of stress require attention.
This myth assumes that “minor” symptoms, such as headaches or stomach acid, may be safely ignored. Minor symptoms of stress are the body’s natural early warning system and can prompt you to take steps to manage your stress.