Life seems to become more stressful with each passing year. The impact of stress can pose serious challenges to your health and happiness. Much of our stress is the result of habits that have a negative impact on our lives. We create our own stress and become less capable of dealing with it effectively. Habits save time and are similar to the autopilot feature found in commercial aircraft. By relying on them, we free up our mind for other tasks. While it’s easy to see how diet and exercise can influence our waistline, it’s a little more challenging to accept the idea that our habits can either create stress and misery or promote relaxation and harmony. But they can do exactly that.