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48 Stress Quotes to Help You Become Calm

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Do you wish to relieve your stress and anxiety? Read the following stress quotes.

These quotes speak about the futility of stress, its adverse effects, and about overcoming stress.

Do you know someone going through a period of stress? Tell them to read the quotes on this page.

Reading the quotes, thinking about them, and trying to apply their wisdom, would help you and others to calm down and release at least some of the stress.

Quotes about Stress and Releasing It

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” – George Burns

“Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” – Ziggy Marley

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz

“All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.'”Eckhart Tolle

“You don’t know what people are really like until they’re under a lot of stress.” – Tim Allen

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” – Wayne Dyer

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” – Brian Tracy

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

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“Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.” – Paulo Coelho

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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“You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” – Najwa Zebian

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

“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.” – Jill Bolte Taylor

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“I enjoy an evening stroll. It helps me to reflect and eases stress.” – Blac Chyna

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.” – James Allen

“Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is. The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.” – Dan Millman

“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

Stress Quotes Teaching How to Stay Calm

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

“My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused.” – Ashton Eaton

“The key to winning is poise under stress.” – Paul Brown

“I can only say, don’t be a victim of stress and distress. Just go out in the world and strive what you want to become.” – Sudha Chandran

“Stress is a time wasting activity. It does not do you anything good.” – Remez Sasson

“I believe dancing is the best stress reliever.” – Dylan Lauren

“Tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. Bad habits can be broken, good habits formed.” – William James

“If the problem can be solved, why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.”Buddha

“Smiling can be infectious in a workplace to help reduce stress, to help teamwork, to defuse high-pressure situations. The more you smile, the more people will smile back.” – Byron Pulsifer

“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou

“Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life.” – Andrew Bernstein

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“When you feel overwhelmed, start eliminating all the non-essential things from your life. Clarity brings calm.” – Darius Foroux

“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” – Albert Einstein

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Quotes for Becoming Stress Free

“Enjoy what you are doing here and now.” – Remez Sasson

“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” – Buddha

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”Confucius

“Trying to be a perfectionist brings increased stress and hinders performance.” – T.

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James

“Gratitude can reduce your stress and anxiety.” – Bree Miller

“Laughter helps bring balance to a stressful situation.” – Kala Stevenson

“There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.” – Garson Kanin

“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” – Robert Eliot

“Give your stress wings and let if fly away.” – Terri Guillemets

“Whenever you feel tension mounting up, just smile: you will break the force of tension.” – Dada J. P. Vaswani

“Make others laugh by laughing at yourself. This is the best way to de-stress.” – Tapan Ghosh

“The day she let go of the things that were weighing her down, was the day she began to shine the brightest.” – Katrina Mayer

“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

Tranquility and inner peace are the opposite of strain, pressure and tension. Too much strain and attention create impatience and health problems.

You can relieve yourself of unnecessary stress, tension and a feeling of burden. There are simple ways to do so, all explained clearly in the books:
Inner Peace in the Busy Daily Life
Emotional Detachment for Happier Life

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