Stress is an inevitable part of a PhD project. If you are looking for ways to deal with low levels of stress in your everyday life take a look at our StudyHub tips. Most of us need a certain level of challenge in our life to feel that we are progressing and developing resilience will almost certainly be an additional outcome of your PhD! But stress can be different, and it can creep in. When stress goes unchecked or escalates it can lead a whole range of difficulties affecting personal and professional life. If you have concerns about yourself, or a friend it is important to find someone to discuss it with. If your supervisor is not the right choice for you, there are a range of other people that you could consider. The FXU have created this really helpful Welfare and Wellbeing Database for students on campus. There are people willing to listen and help if you are struggling.
This article from Harvard Business Review emphasises that being resilient is about knowing how and when to recharge.
Maria Konnikova writes in the New Yorker that people can learn to be resilient, so there is hope!
A lot of these ideas are echoed in the simple overview from the American Psychological Association.