41 Quotes About Handling Stress


There are many periods of stress that we may go through in our life. From big changes in jobs to big changes in our family, here are some inspirational quotes about handling stress that will offer us the right encouragement.

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”

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

“Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.”

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

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

“Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things.”

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

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

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”

“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”

“It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.”

“Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”

“It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.”

“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.”

“Once you accept, truly accept, that stuff will happen to you and there is nothing you can do about it, stress miraculously leaves your life.”

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life.”

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

“Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life.”

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”

“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.”

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find they haven’t half the strength you they have”

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’”

“Take chances, make mistakes–that is how we grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

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

“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”

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

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

“There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.”

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

“We all have those things that even in the midst of stress and disarray, they energize us and give us renewed strength and purpose. These are our passions.”

“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 long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”

“You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

“You can’t always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.”

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answers.”

In moments of high intensity, it is nice to have a reminder to stay calm.

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