"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."
Attitude - Everyone has his burden. What counts is how you carry it.
"The next time you are tempted to get anxious or upset about something -
especially something in the past or the future -
think about what you are doing and turn your mind to what is going on today."
Joyce Meyers, Be Anxious For Nothing
"An hour of anxiety cannot change my circumstances, but a minute of prayer
can alter everything."
"Stress is not what happens to us.
It's our response TO what happens.
And RESPONSE is something we can choose."
"In the midst of any stressful situation, say or think a series of statements
such as, Stay calm. . . everything's okay. . . you've handled worse before. . .
relax and take a deep breath. . . take it step by step and don't rush. . . I can get help if I need it."
Amy E. Dean
"When we refuse to balance the overwhelming demands of work, home, family, friends, and personal growth, stress will be the natural result."
"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."
"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."
"When the world around you is crumbling, God is the Rock on which you can stand."
"How stressed and grim we look! Our emotions inexorably flash through the forty-three muscles in our face, and we communicate our feelings through our eyes, our brows, and the set of our mouths. One smile can light up a room; one frown can darken a day."
"One of the common sources of stress is loss. You can lose your job, your health, your money, your reputation, or a loved one."