The main thing to avoid stress is to recognise you’re overly stressed in the first place. Once you have this insight into your mental and emotional health you start making steps to feel and cope better.

Managing Stress by Doctor Jane

When people are stressed , depressed, anxious they look for coping mechanisms to help escape their problem this is always a temporary and often a detrimental quick fix. For example
Alcohol
Drugs
Lack of self care
Poor diet
Lack of exercise

Their mental and physical health can actually spiral further once these factors are put into the mix.

Managing Stress By Doctor Jane

The main things are ;
Not to be too hard on yourself. Stress can affect anyone at anytime in their life.
TALK TO PEOPLE YOU TRUST
Priorise self care
Increase exercise
Invest in rest