53 Stress Quotes

We all experience it - stress. Let these stress quotes encourage and inspire you. Let them help you look at stress in a different way.

  1. "Stress can actually help you focus better and can be positive. Having small amounts of stress can stimulate you to think. Being able to manage your stress is key." Frank Long, A Better You

  2. "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
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  3. "Strengthening your heart is just as important as strengthening your mind because working towards your dreams can be a stressful task. If you can't handle the stress physically or mentally, then you are asking for a bad situation." Elijah A. Grant IV; Derick T. Brown Jr., Win At Life

  4. "Stress is a form of fear in daily life - stress over bills, employees, bosses, children, and a myriad of other life situations." Linda Drevenstedt, Life Path by Design

  5. "Negative emotions tend to shut the brain off. These emotions are so stressful that the brain only wants to get away. This is our survival instinct." Brandon Cutt, Positive Thinking

  6. As our world becomes ever more complex and stressful, developing our capacity for dynamic balance in our lives, work, and relationships becomes ever more vital to understand and embody in our own lives and to model for others whose lives we influence. Joel Levey, Living in Balance

  7. "Trying to be a perfectionist brings increased stress and hinders performance." T. Whitmore, Fearless: Embrace the Resistance
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  8. "Much of the stress people encounter is derived from dishonesty. People first lie to themselves and then to others." David DeNotaris

  9. "According to a study, addressing issues on money, work, and family responsibilities are the main sources of stress in our lives." Hannah Grace, Rest in His Love
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  10. Stress is not what happens to us.   It's our response TO what happens.  Maureen Killoran
  11. "Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response TO what happens. And RESPONSE is something we can choose." Maureen Killoran

  12. "When we refuse to balance the overwhelming demands of work, home, family, friends, and personal growth, stress will be the natural result." Mary Southerland
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  13. "Stress and unhappiness come not from situations, but how you respond to situations." Brian Tracy

  14. Prayer relieves the stress of perceived inactivity. Now that God has been given the task, you don't have to worry about it any longer. God has his people on it. With less stress comes more strength. Max Lucado, The Greatest Gift

  15. Passionate and visionary teachers pour their hearts and souls into their students and their schools, but they don't become overwhelmed with work and stress. Mike Anderson, The Well-Balanced Teacher

  16. ... some stress is necessary in our lives when we want to stimulate creativity, or to promote learning. Christian J. Borg
  17. "... some stress is necessary in our lives when we want to stimulate creativity, or to promote learning." Christian J. Borg, Anxiety, Stress, & Panic Attacks
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  18. You don't have to love your anxiety. You just have to permit it. Barry McDonagh, Dare

  19. Practicing mindful meditation is an extremely effective way to manage both our feelings of stress and anxiety. Kristine Ally, Mindfulness meditation for Anxiety

  20. Just as chanting helped Gandhi guide his people through dangerous times, it can help keep your stress-response systems in balance through whatever challenges you face. Richard P. Brown, The healing power of the breath

  21. So, stress fulfills a function. It makes you sharper and more focused, and while this is generally a good thing, the reaction can become far too intense for some. Anders Hansen, The Real Happy Pill.

  22. Stress is designed to be a lifesaver. In times of danger, stress gets our adrenaline going so we can move quickly to dodge a harmful threat. Ginsburg, Kenneth R. Ginsberg, Building Resilience in Children and Teens
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  23. "Great deals of stress can also be felt in social situations, such as when a relationship is ended or a person is going through problems with his/ her mother and father." Jamaal Watson, Stress Management

  24. Sometimes, your stress is caused by your own unproductive behaviors. Clara Taylor, Stress: Relief - Stress Guide 101
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  25. Without the stress of full-time work, we can be healthier in retirement than we were before, but we'll have to work at achieving and maintaining good health. Margaret Hovanec, Redefining Retirement

  26. When the world around you is crumbling God is the rock on which you can stand.  Author Unknown
  27. "When the world around you is crumbling God is the rock on which you can stand." Author Unknown
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  28. "People say modern life is stressful. Stress is not a characteristic of life or times, but of people. Stress does not come from the environment, it comes from the mind of the individual under stress." Brad Blanton, Radical Honesty
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  29. "In order to communicate effectively, you must be aware of your emotions and remain in control of them. This means you must learn how to manage stress." Eric Davenport, Communication

  30. One smile can light up a room; one frown can darken a day. David Jeremiah
  31. "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." David Jeremiah

  32. "One of the common sources of stress is loss. You can lose your job, your health, your money, your reputation, or a loved one." Rick Warren

  33. "No doubt, the job of mothering is rewarding, but it also is exhausting, stressful, and at times, overwhelming." Linda Kastiel Kozlowski, Motherhood, Inc.

  34. After years of watching people struggle to change their thoughts, emotions, bodies, and habits, I realized that much of what people believed about willpower was sabotaging their success and creating unnecessary stress. Kelly McGonigal Ph.D., The Willpower Instinct
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  35. "I have noticed a few people who are not happy with what they have that makes them feel disheartened, this also makes them feel low and such people can become a victim of stress." Amara Abid, 50 Things to Know About Living a Life of Luxury on a Budget

  36. "You cannot be a stress free person and remain anxious and depressed. Getting rid of your stress is the key to saving your sanity." Jack Brady, Depression

  37. "Athletes who use dynamic relaxation are generally in better physical shape, and are better able to handle the incredible stress that goes hand in hand with competitive sport." Christian H. Godefroy, Mind Dynamics
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  38. "When we learn to manage that stress we are able to create our peak performance abilities and remain calm." James O'Donnell, How to Become Patient

  39. "High levels of stress can really overwhelm your mind and body, and they get in the way of your ability to accurately understand a situation. You lose the ability to hear what others are saying, what they're feeling or might need, and how to communicate in a clear and concise manner." Salma Stockdale, Communication Skills

  40. I think one of the biggest thing that sleep does is help with emotional stress. Joe Zeller
  41. "I think one of the biggest things that sleep does is help with emotional stress." Joe Zeller, How To Wake Up Early
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  42. "Sometimes when you are dependent only on yourself, things can get a bit stressful. However, you must always remember that never going through anything difficult is a sure way to always be less than what you could be." Dr. Lauren Cunning, Choose Yourself

  43. "Over-thinking causes unnecessary stress and worry, and tends to blow things out of proportion." Melissa Eshleman, A Quote a Day to Find Your Way
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  44. Worrying is a waste of time; it changes nothing. It will only create stress . . . Robert Washington
  45. "Worrying is a waste of time; it changes nothing. It will only create stress, which can have major effects on your health." Robert Washington, Inner Peace and Happiness In 14 Steps

  46. If you want a cure for stress, you need to learn to look to God to meet your needs. Some people find their security in their job, and when they lose their job, they lose their peace of mind. ... You can lose your job, your health, your reputation, your spouse, and your mind. But you cannot lose your relationship to Christ. Rick Warren
    God's Love

  47. Resilient people: are emotionally strong, are kind, gentle and patient, are compassionate even amid personal stress. Amit Sood, Immerse
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  48. "If you find yourself struggling to keep up with your day-to-day life due to constant stress, it may be time for you to cut back. The quantity over quality lifestyle doesn't work out and many of the world's most successful people turned to minimalism as a way to find true happiness and meaning in their lives." Brian Night, Simplicity
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  49. Laughter helps bring balance to a stressful situation. Kala Stevenson
  50. "Laughter helps bring balance to a stressful situation." Kala Stevenson, Monday Mornings

  51. "It is easy for everybody to describe its symptoms, but defining stress itself is more complicated because stress requires psychological and medical concepts to give an exact and understandable definition." Jamaal Watson, Stress Management
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  52. "Every day, we take on situations that may cause stress, but you need to learn how detrimental stress is as far as concentration is concerned." Dane Taylor, Time Management
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  53. "It's better being early to grab a cup of coffee or walk around to cool your stresses than it is to worry about whether you are going to arrive to the interview in time." M. G. Rich,
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  54. Know that your attitude will affect your mind and burden you with stress. Kellie Sullivan
  55. "Know that your attitude will affect your mind and burden you with stress. You need to alter your views and be able to sustain a healthier mindset." Kellie Sullivan, Mindfulness

  56. "Yes, you have a serious job that requires all of your energy and most of your day, and should be of course taken very seriously since the entire group of people depends on how well you are doing in team management, but all work and no fun can make you stressed and anxious." Andy Stone, Management

  57. "Good time management brings with it increased relaxation, less stress, more satisfaction, and greater accomplishment." Stephen Hall, Life Plan and Daily Time Management

  58. "In fact, coping with failure creates unrecognized systemic stress that robs us of the creativity and energy that could be mustered to bring about our desired success." James B. Richards, Wired for Success, Programmed for Failure

  59. If your outside world is chaotic and stressful, then chances are that your inside world will be, too. Clare Josa
  60. If your outside world is chaotic and stressful, then chances are that your 'inside world' will be, too. And 'outside world' clutter and overwhelm tends to trigger our 'inside world' clutter and overwhelm, feeding painful emotions, fears and hidden blocks. The good news is that clearing out our 'outside world' can help to declutter and free up our 'inside world'. Clare Josa, Dare To Dream Bigger
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  61. "They cannot handle the risks and stress involved in striving to be better and doing things that are not a part of their usual routine. They settle for mediocrity and familiarity and give up on their dreams and ambitions, thinking that it is better to live in the safety of their comfort zones than to live a life full of uncertainties." Jamie Becker, Start Living

  62. "Remember that every time you say yes to something, especially when you are half-hearted in agreeing, you add stress in your life." Philip Vang, Organization

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