10 Poems About Stress

Be encouraged by these poems about stress. Many ask the question, how does poetry help with stress? The poems can help you see stress in a different light and they may also remind you of the things that can cause stress. Let these poems give you answers on the issue of reducing stress in your life.

Some of the stress we experience is caused by things out of our control but the one thing we do control is how we think about situations. We need to find ways to do the things that we can do to eliminate some of the stress in our lives. Some stress is good, but a lot of stress is not good for you, your health, and those around you.

There are many causes of stress. As Louise Reed states in her book, 5 Ways to a Simpler Life, "Eliminate rushing and you eliminate some stress."

And Rick Warren describes yet another reason we may have stress, "One of the major causes of stress comes from trying to be somebody that you're not. When you are fearful that someone's going to find out what you're really like and that you might not be able to keep up the facade, it causes stress."

We hope these poems give you thoughts on how to handle and reduce your stress.

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  1. Stress Unfolds
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    In a world cradled by demanding hands,
    Stress unfolds in response to life's demands.
    Anxiety, a specter of unease,
    Whispers worries carried on the breeze.

    Yet within this tempest's daunting grip,
    Lie the seeds of hope that never slip.
    Reduce your burdens, embrace what is true,
    For in strength and positivity dwells a breakthrough.

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  3. Count Your Blessings
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2021

    Count your blessings one by one
    By doing this stress will be done
    Let your focus go beyond
    That which you can not respond.

    Life always has its ups and downs
    Causing smiles and some frowns
    Do your best and you will see
    You will become stress-free.

    Some things are beyond our control
    But don't give up, set a new goal.
    Do not stress yourself out
    Do not focus on your doubts.

    We all need a bit of stress
    Life gives us these little tests.
    Stay positive and you can overcome
    Which will reduce your stress some.

    So again I say
    Focus on the blessings of the day
    Find the good in everything
    That your life journey will bring!

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  5. Worry Ignites Stress
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    In the tapestry of life, many things can cause stress,
    A tangled knot that leaves our minds in distress.
    Worrying, oh how it ignites the flames inside,
    Spiking stress levels on this wild rollercoaster ride.

    But fear not, my friends, for excitement awaits!
    An antidote to dismantle those tension-filled gates.
    Embrace each challenge with a fervor so bold,
    And watch as stress surrenders; your spirit unfolds.

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  8. Time To Live A Stress-Free Life
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2015

    Sometimes in our lives,
    We just need a little less stress.
    Life gets so crazy at times,
    We'd like to just play a little chess.

    And then there are the times,
    That there are things we wanna do,
    But we feel like we don't have time,
    To start, let alone follow through.

    So what is it we should do,
    But try and make time for us.
    We all need a little time,
    To sit back without making a fuss.

    So let's all make a plan,
    To live a life less stressed.
    And do the things we wanna do,
    This is what I'd suggest!

  9. More thoughts on stress:
    Stress is one of those things that can get you down. You first need to recognize what is causing the stress you are experiencing and see if there are actions that can be taken to reduce the stress.

    As the poem, Time To Live A Stress-Free Life, suggests one way to reduce stress is to make sure that you make time for YOU. Take the time to do your wanna-do's.

    Take the time to do a hobby you enjoy doing or, take a walk, or just read a book, whatever it is that will help you relax. After doing this you may find that you will not feel as stressed. And, you may see the situation as less stressful.

    If you are in a situation that there seems no way out of, then set your goals, and start taking action to change your life to what it is that you want in life. Don't let the fear of change stop you. Read our positive poems about change to encourage you.

  10. Life
    Poet: Unknown

    Forget the ache your own heart holds
    By easing others' pain;
    Forget your hungering for wealth
    By seeking others' gain;

    And make your life more brighter seem
    By brightening up the years
    For tears dry quicker in the eyes
    That look for others' tears

    Thoughts to consider:
    When you feel stressed, stopping and helping others who are in a worse situation than you, can make you stop and count your blessings rather than focusing your thoughts on the issues that are causing you stress.

    If you live by the principles in this poem you will find your life becoming more stress free each and every day! You may also be inspired by these poems about life.

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  11. Stress Relief
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2020

    Stress can seem to compound
    Making it hard to rebound
    If we don't find relief
    It can fill us with such grief.

    You need to find a way
    To control stress before you go gray.
    It may be a simple thing
    Like taking a walk, or running.

    Life challenges need to be
    Put in perspective, so you can see
    Not all things have to be done
    You need some time to have some fun.

    Sometimes we just need to talk
    Or go with a friend for a walk
    Talking to others can get it off your chest
    Allowing you to move forward at your best.

    A question to ask yourself sometime
    "Will this matter in 5 years time?"
    If it does, then take action now
    And if not let it go somehow.

    The worse thing you can do
    Is to let stress overwhelm you
    Find relief, so you can proceed
    It will help you to succeed!

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  12. Don't Be Stressed
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Don't be stressed
    Just do your best
    Forget about age
    It's just another page
    In the book of living
    Don't let the feeling
    Of getting older
    Be a stress factor.

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  14. Strain of Procrastination
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Procrastination plagues our lives,
    It strains the mortal soul.
    Putting off those things we ought,
    Never will make the goal.

    The hours slip away each day,
    Filled with haste and much dismay.
    Left waiting on events past due,
    Stress soon should start to brew.

    Though patience was once a virtue,
    Procrastination brings about malaise.
    What used to be done with ease,
    Now brings worry and a defeatist phase.

    Contemplation and action is
    What's needed now no doubt.
    For when confidence fills our souls,
    Procrastination must stay out!

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  16. If
    Poet: Unknown

    If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself and others.
    If you want to control others, you must learn to control yourself.
    If you want friends, be friendly.
    If you want justice, be fair with others.
    If you want consideration, be considerate.
    If you want courtesy, be courteous.
    If you want to be strong, be quiet and unafraid.
    If you want to keep your character and reputation above suspicion, keep good company or none.
    If you want to be popular, never say an unkind word about anyone.
    If you want to know God's word, study His book.

  17. Thoughts to consider:
    I would add the following line to the poem:

    If you want to live a stress-free life, keep your attitude positive.

    So often we cause our own stress because of our attitude,  and how we view things. We tend to focus on the negative rather than on the positive. Find the good in situations, no matter what the situation, and when you find it - focus on it!! You will find your life turning into a stress-free life if you stay conscious of your attitude and the thoughts you are thinking.

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We hope these poems on stress have been encouraging to you.  As Amy Newmark once said: "Counting one's blessings elevates one's mood, which studies have shown can reduce the physical effects of stress."

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