5 Poems About Stress

Be encouraged by these poems about stress. Many ask the question of how to live a stress free life. Let these poems give you answers on the issue of stress.

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. 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.

    Somethings 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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  3. 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!

  4. More thoughts to consider about 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, taking a walk, or just reading 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, start taking action to change your life to what it is that you want in life.

  5. 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!

    encouraging poem to remind us to have less stress

  6. 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.

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, 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.

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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