stress quotes

Stress is the physical and psychological effects we experience as a result of the way we react to changes in the surrounding environment. ~ Pavel Stoyanov


If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Stress is not necessarily something bad it all depends on how you take it. The stress of exhilarating, creative successful work is beneficial, while that of failure, humiliation or infection is detrimental. ~ Hans Selye

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

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once. ~ Jennifer Yane

A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. ~ William Henry Davies

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. ~ Aesop Fables

If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched. ~ Adabella Radici

It is not stress that kills us; it is our reaction to it. ~ Hans Selye

Often when a person can't get past stress, she will turn to overeating, drinking or smoking, which can become a greater problem than the stress itself. ~ Marilu Henner

Stress exacerbates any problem, whether it's diabetes, heart trouble, MS, or whatever. ~ Mart Ann Mobley

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them. ~ Josh Billings

Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards. ~ Author unknown


Stress Management

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night. ~ Author Unknown

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail

Stress is like spice - in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you. ~ Donald Tubesing

Once you choose hope, anything's possible. ~ Christopher Reeve

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. ~ Hans Selye

Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. ~ Mary Engelbreit

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. ~ Albert Einstein

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. ~ Marilu Henner

Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise. ~ Hans Selye

Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response TO what happens. And RESPONSE is something we can choose. ~ Maureen Killoran

How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish. ~ Catherine Pulsifer

When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go. ~ Catherine Pulsifer

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. ~ Winston Churchill

He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger. ~ Japanese Wisdom

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein

The next time you find yourself in an argument, rather than defend your position, see if you can see the other point of view first. ~ Richard Carlson, PHD.

The future is largely determined by the way we handle the present. ~ Rosemary A. Payne

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. ~ Mother Teresa

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. ~ John Steinbeck


Self Esteem

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Goal Setting

The best way to get something done is to begin. ~ Anonymous

If you don't know where you're going any road will take you there and it doesn't matter how long it takes. ~ Author Unknown

A journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step. ~ Chinese proverb

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign. ~ Victor Hugo



The time to relax is when you don't have time for it. ~ Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris

The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it. ~ Author Unknown

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace. ~ Milan Kundera

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. ~ J. Lubbock

A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. ~ William Henry Davies

Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. ~ Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne