Sometimes a few tips and tricks are enough to handle a stressful situation, but sometimes whole stress management strategies have to be thought of and implemented to remedy overwhelming lifestyle stress.
Just paying attention and realizing that something has to be done is usually a good start. Many people are stressed because they are stuck in denial about their situation - and you cannot change what you don't acknowledge.
For people who acknowledge their situation and seek to change it, much can be said about their personalities and how successful they will be at overcoming stress by simply looking at their basic attitude towards stress: are they trying to avoid it, beat it, control it, manage it, endure it, relieve it, heal it? This basic attitude influences the chosen strategy, and the weak points and deficiencies can be addressed more easily through proper change in attitude.
Of course, people come in different shapes and sizes, and the way they experience stress can be different as well. Choosing personalized, efficient stress management strategies with open-minded, balanced attitudes works best.