There are times when the stress in our lives can just get too much. We feel overwhelmed by everything that’s going on around us. A simple positive message can make the difference between distress and comfort. We make a common mistake: we listen with our ears.
We’ll start with one of our favorite quotes on stress: “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,” Fred Rogers says in The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember. If we don’t do this, we’ll never have peace of mind, and anxiety will get the better of us.
How do you “de- stress”?
Stress is inevitable and not everyone is able to handle it equally well; we all know people who we can learn from in this regard, but we also know people who will begin to worry over the slightest thing and lose control of their emotions quickly when they stress. Most people are the second type, so it’s no wonder there are so many quotes of stress circling the web. Is there such a thing as too much stress? This brings us to our next point:
How do you Motivate Someone who is Stressed?
It’s hard enough to motivate people without stress being a factor. Actually, trying to motivate people can cause stress in itself. Remind them stress happens to everyone, don’t push them to make decisions, and give them time. Eventually, they will start getting better at coping with stress and it won’t matter to them as much.
What are Some Happy Quotes?
Our list of 19 stress quotes brims with happiness, wisdom, truth, and love. If these quotes on stress don’t make you feel better, we don’t know what will! So, have a read and put your worries to rest.
1. “EVERYTHING YOU NEED WILL COME TO YOU AT THE PERFECT TIME.”
This is one of those quotes that show how life is filled with arbitrary events. Yet, there is order amid the chaos. Don’t forget that everything happens for a reason. Take a step back and let intuition lead the way.
2. “A NEGATIVE MIND WILL NEVER GIVE YOU A POSITIVE LIFE.”
Your mood will change as your perception shifts. Good thoughts yield positive events and vice versa. Let thoughts of hope, love, and happiness guide you. The following stress quotes will help.
3. “I AM IN COMPETITION WITH NO ONE. I RUN MY OWN RACE. I HAVE NO DESIRE TO PLAY THE GAME OF BEING BETTER THAN ANYONE, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. I JUST AIM TO IMPROVE, TO BE BETTER THAN I WAS BEFORE. THAT’S ME AND I’M FREE.”
Quotes like this one remind us that when we stress, we forget we are powerful agents of change. Focus on the present and harness your potential. Move at your own pace and in your own time.
4. “ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING AMAZING IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.”
We tend to be overly focused on problems. Believe that there is always light at the end of the tunnel and an end to stress.
5. “TODAY’S A PERFECT DAY FOR A WHOLE NEW START. LET GO OF FEAR AND FREE YOUR MIND. IT’S TIME TO OPEN YOUR HEART.” – CHRIS BUTLER
Letting go of negative thoughts is the quickest route to happiness. How? Physical activity helps. Living in a sunny area helps. So does surrounding yourself with positive people. Every day is a new opportunity.
6. “I’VE DECIDED TO BE HAPPY BECAUSE IT IS GOOD FOR MY HEALTH.” – VOLTAIRE
We choose whether to be happy or sad. We don’t do so knowingly, but it’s a choice nonetheless. To bring joy into your life, think of a happy place or a pleasant memory and don’t be afraid to dwell on it.
7. “DON’T WAIT TO PRAY UNTIL YOU NEED SOMETHING. PRAY AND BE THANKFUL EVERY DAY FOR YOUR BLESSINGS!”
You don’t need to believe in God to pray. Religious quotes tell us that by praying, we connect to a higher power, the force of the Earth, the force that moves us, everything within us, and everything around us. Letting this force take the wheel will bring relief and freedom.
8. “DON’T ALLOW OTHER PEOPLE TO HOLD THE KEY TO YOUR PEACE OF MIND.”
Stressing quotes like this one tell us to take full responsibility for our actions, decisions, and reactions. Have the faith and courage to build a joyous and peaceful life.
9. “A QUIET MIND IS ABLE TO HEAR INTUITION OVER FEAR.”
One of the best stressed quotes ever. When anxiety strikes, silence can be our saving grace. Chase away intrusive, unpleasant thoughts causing stress through meditation and find your inner voice. All you need to do is wait.
10. “SHIPS DON’T SINK BECAUSE OF THE WATER AROUND THEM; SHIPS SINK BECAUSE OF THE WATER THAT GETS IN THEM. DON’T LET WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND YOU GET INSIDE YOU AND WEIGH YOU DOWN.”
Never let toxic or otherwise negative people around you influence your decisions. Spend as little time as possible around nagging, complaining people because their poison seeps in like water sinking a ship.
11. “WE’RE SO BUSY WATCHING OUT FOR WHAT’S JUST AHEAD OF US THAT WE DON’T TAKE TIME TO ENJOY WHERE WE ARE.”
You might be at a better place now than you will be in 5 years, or you might not. That’s not the point. To paraphrase the great Mark Aurelius, neither the past nor the future belongs to us. The present is all we have.
12.“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. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.” – Viggo Mortensen
Do try this. We’re sure it will counter your worry.
13.“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James
Some things matter more than others. You just have to find what those are for you.
14.“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.” – David Allen
A major cause of stress is tasks piling up. This is why good time management counts.
15.“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
Dwelling on the past provokes stress. So does worrying about the future.
16.“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
17.“It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.”
– Paulo Coelho
18.It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it” Hans Selye
19.“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’ – Eckhart Tolle
Thank you for reading these inspirational thoughts. Find the mental and emotional strength to overcome this challenge – you have the key.