If we were to travel back 100 years in time, we would see how stressful our lives have become. Whether it is the levels of noise, or travel time to work, much has changed. Now more than ever, we experience things at a faster speed.
But our bodies and minds have not kept pace, the nervous system and the endocrine system are adversely affected by these experiences. It is not possible to change the environment that we live in. Stress is inevitable and even necessary, the way we are deal with it is what makes the difference.
In addition to the yogic practices, certain lifestyle changes will help.
Should be approached with respect. Do not just collapse on the bed when you are ready to sleep. Leave some time for reflection. Let your mind be aware of the events of the day. Mentally run through these events and see if your response to any of them could have been different