49 Overcoming Stress Quotes and Sayings

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Stressful situations can create a release of cortisol helping you to achieve rational and logical thinking in order to survive. Not all stress is bad. Finding a way to stay calm and overcome negative situations are just some part of surviving. Here are some great overcoming stress quotes and sayings that are encouraging.

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”

“Creating something I can use is the best stress reliever.”

“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.”

“Everything you need you already have; you are complete right now. You are a whole total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.”

“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.”

“Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.”

“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”

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

“I’d like to see a world free of strife, stress, pain, hunger, war–a cool place where everyone could live.”

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

“If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.”

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

“In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics… am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise every day?”

“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 seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure.”

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

“It’s 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.”

“Like all weak men, he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind.”

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

“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.”

“Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.”

“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 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.”

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

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

“Some people are so used to experiencing stress that they don’t remember what life was like without it.”

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”

“Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.”

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

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

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

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.”

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”

“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 can boost our immune systems by strengthening our social networks and decreasing stress.”

“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 need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come, and a positive outlook is what gets you through.”

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

Finding a way to deal with stress can be a life changing experience.