"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."
"Stress is not what happens to us.
It's our response TO what happens.
And RESPONSE is something we can choose."
"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."
"Even to much sunshine can be devasting, while only with rain can growth occur.
Accept both as part of the growing process in the garden of life."
Donald S. Neviaser
"Stress is simply the adaptation of our bodies and minds to change; and change, as we noted, is about the only constant left in the workplace."
Peter G. Hanson, M.D.
"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."
"Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight."
"If you focus on the possible when you experience difficult situations you can
positively change your outlook, reduce your stress, and concentrate on achieving
things that otherwise may not have been possible."
"Things could be a lot worse, the stress of the situation always could be worse, but I am alive and I have a lot to be thankful for - so I shall not waste my days with stress and frustrations - Life is too short!"
Catherine Pulsifer, A Wake Up Call
"Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously."
Norman Vincent Peale
"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."
"Don't sweat the small stuff . . . and it's all small stuff."