39 Quotes About Overcoming Stress

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Stress can have a heavy toll on your mental and physical health. These quotes about overcoming stress will encourage you to take a step back and aim for an environment of serenity.

“Each day should have a clearly marked emergency exit sign.”

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”

“Give your stress wings and let it fly away.”

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. ”

“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”

“I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once. ”

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”

“If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.”

“In all human activities, particularly in all matters of business, times of stress and difficulty are seasons of opportunity when the seeds of progress are sown.”

“It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. ”

“Like steam from a cup of hot tea that fogs our glasses, false urgency of matters at hand blurs our vision to important things in the distance.”

“Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension”

“Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.”

“No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.”

“Of the power of mind, over body… I have seen some striking instances, and can safely affirm, that mental agitation is a strong, predisposing cause of disease.”

“On even the most stressful days, magic is still sitting quietly in the corner, waiting to be noticed.”

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. ”

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”

“Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.”

“Sometimes it seems your ever-increasing list of things to do can leave you feeling totally undone.”

“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. ”

“Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.”

“Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.”

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”

“Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well.”

“The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time.”

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

“The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.”

“The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety.”

“The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself.”

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”

“There are an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job. ”

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

“There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.”

“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”

“To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.”

“We live longer than our forefathers; but we suffer more from a thousand artificial anxieties and cares. They fatigued only the muscles, we exhaust the finer strength of the nerves.”

“Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.”

There are many effective ways to overcome stress and depression by following some simple strategies for relaxation.