Stress is a part of life and can sometimes be debilitating. Stress can manifest in different shapes and forms, and severity. Some thrive in stressful environments while others falter. Whereas, one can reduce stress through exercise or meditation or taking a holiday. Distraction can help reduce stress such as finding a hobby or watching a movie. There is no right or wrong answer on how to combat stress.
Further reading, updated regularly.
A list of published papers/articles on stress.
A list of published books on stress.
A list of websites on stress.