39 Quotes About Stressful Situations


When life knocks us down it can be difficult to find a way to recover. These quotes about stressful situations will offer the encouragement you need to find a way down the path of recovery.

“According to a study, addressing issues on money, work, and family responsibilities are the main sources of stress in our lives.”

“An hour of anxiety cannot change my circumstances, but a minute of prayer can alter everything.”

“Anxiety is such a simple but costly trap to fall into. All your additional worry and stress make the problem worse, fueling more anxiety and creating a vicious cycle or loop.”

“Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.”

“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”

“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”

“Equally important, gratitude can help take the edge off stress. Counting one’s blessings elevates one’s mood, which studies have shown can reduce the physical effects of stress.”

“Everyday brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.”

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”

“If you focus on the possible when you experience difficult situations you can positively change your outlook, reduce your stress, and concentrate on achieving things that otherwise may not have been possible.”

“It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

“Much of the stress people encounter is derived from dishonesty. People first lie to themselves and then to others.”

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”

“No good comes from hurrying.”

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

“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”

“People say modern life is stressful. Stress is not a characteristic of life or times, but of people. Stress does not come from the environment, it comes from the mind of the individual under stress.”

“Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche.”

“Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is. The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.”

“Say NO to the demands of the world. Say YES to the longings of your own heart.”

“Stress and unhappiness come not from situations, but how you respond to situations.”

“Stress can actually help you focus better and can be positive. Having small amounts of stress can stimulate you to think. Being able to manage your stress is key.”

“Stress is an admission of weakness, a cry of defeat to the world.”

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

“Stress is like spice – in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.”

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

“Stress is the trash of modern life we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.”

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

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

“The next time you are tempted to get anxious or upset about something – especially something in the past or the future – think about what you are doing and turn your mind to what is going on today.”

“Trying to be a perfectionist brings increased stress and hinders performance.”

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”

“When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress in our life becomes manageable.”

“When we refuse to balance the overwhelming demands of work, home, family, friends, and personal growth, stress will be the natural result.”

“When you feel the need to hurry, remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.”

“When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go.”

“You can walk after you get home from work as a method to reduce stress from the day, or you can go for a short walk during your lunch break to help revitalize your blood flow and stay more alert during the rest of the day.”

“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.”

When you are in a strict academic environment or work environment, stress levels seem to heighten. Managing your obligations along with your health will help to bring a balance.

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