Stress Relief Quotes

A collection of stress relief quotes to encourage and inspire. Stress can wear us down. There are many different things that cause stress in our lives.

Some stress can be good for us, short term stress we can handle, but ongoing draining stress can have a very negative impact on our lives, on our health, and on those around us.

At times, we all need help in dealing with stressors we are facing. We hope the short quotes provide words for reflection.

Quotes for Reflection

Problems exist so that you can show your strength in overcoming them.
Byron R. Pulsifer

The only lame excuse for being unable to manage stress is that you are not in management.
Robert Rivers

Being busy, helping others, focus your mind on other things will bring you stress relief. And, you may find that it will also help bring things into perspective. Catherine Pulsifer
Stress

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.
Virginia Satir
Short Quotes

Stress today is like a right of passage; if you don't have it, you must be doing something wrong.
Byron R. Pulsifer

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Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so.
Rochefoucauld
Motivational

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
Arthur Somers Roche
Encouraging

Mom, whenever I was stressed,
you always did your best,
you never lost your believe,
and always brought me stress relief.
C Butler
Mother


Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
Pythagoras
Action

I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy.
From the very core of our being, we desire contentment.
In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.
It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with
any obstacles we encounter.
It is the principal source of success in life.
Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone.
The key is to develop inner peace.
Dalai Lama
Inspirational Poems

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Motivational Poems

Mental tensions, frustrations, insecurity, aimlessness are among the most damaging stressors, and psychosomatic studies have shown how often they cause migraine headache, peptic ulcers, heart attacks, hypertension, mental disease, suicide, or just hopeless unhappiness.
Hans Selye
Hope


People with a positive attitude have less stress in their lives, as they tend to look for the good no matter what happens. A positive attitude can bring stress relief.
Catherine Pulsifer, Life is The Way It Is
Attitude

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
Andre Gide
Thought Provoking

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Graduation Poems

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
Mary Manin Morrissey
Dream

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell
Work

Worry bankrupts the spirit.
Berri Clove
Worry

Being busy, helping others, focus your mind on other things will bring you stress relief.
Catherine Pulsifer, Many Troubles
Helping Others

It is not the mountains we conquer but ourselves.
Sir Edmund Hillary
Quotes to Live By

Fear is faith that it won't work out.
Sister Mary Tricky
Discouragement

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
Grenville Kleiser
Humor

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.
John Newton
Thought Provoking



It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down.
George MacDonald

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.
Walter Anderson

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Lao Tzu

God moves mountains, but sometimes a shovel-full at a time.
Church Sign
Christian Poems

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