125+ Quotes About Stress To Help You Cope With Tough Times

Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times, causing stress and anxiety to creep in. In such moments, it can be helpful to turn to the wisdom of others who have experienced similar struggles. This collection of quotes about stress offers insight, inspiration, and encouragement to help you overcome stressful situations with grace and resilience

Quotes To Help You Manage Stress At Work

Work-related stress can be overwhelming and exhausting, affecting our mental and physical health. However, finding ways to fight stress is crucial to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. This collection of quotes offers insight and inspiration to help you navigate even the most stressful crisis of the workplace and find inner peace and balance amidst the chaos.

1. Organizing is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. – A. A. Milne

2. You have to learn to say no without feeling guilty; setting healthy boundaries. Because some people can take advantage of you. – Unknown

3. Believing that you must do something to perfection is a recipe for stress, and you’ll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it. – Steve Pavlina

4. Avoid negative people for they are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. – Unknown

5. If you want to be more productive, you need to become master of your own minutes. – Crystal Paine

6. Mindfulness creates centered awareness. When you do one thing at a time, you’re guaranteed excellent results. If you do too many things simultaneously, it messes up your neural circuits. Focus on one thing at a time. – Deepak Chopra

7. Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. – Tena Desai

8. When people like their lives, and that includes work life, they’ll do a better job of taking care of themselves. – Jeffery Pfeffer

9. A job is a job. It’s a way to pay for a living, but that’s it. Don’t let it define your happiness. You work to live, not live to work. Work on what makes you happy. – Unknown

10. It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. – Tony Robbins

11. The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Sydney J. Harris

12. You can’t always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside. –Wayne Dyer

13. One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress. – Viggo Mortensen

14. Once you accept, truly accept, that stuff will happen to you and there is nothing you can do about it, stress miraculously leaves your life. – Srikumar Rao

15. The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. – Richard Bach

16. We all have those things that even in the midst of stress and disarray, they energize us and give us renewed strength and purpose. These are our passions. – Adam Braun

17. 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 J. Bernstein

18. Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things. –Joyce Meyer

19. 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

20. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. – Oprah Winfrey

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Stress Quotes That Are Funny

Laughter is often the best medicine to reduce stress. These funny stress quotes will not only make you chuckle but may also help you put your worries into perspective. From witty one-liners to humorous quips, this collection of stress quotes will remind you to not take life too seriously.

21. 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

22. Cheer up, the worst is yet to come. Simply put, quit worrying over the little stuff and wait for something really big.- Unknown

‎23. I’ve tried yoga, but I find stress less boring. Anonymous

‎24. When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?Sydney Harris

25. All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.Charles M. Shultz

26. There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full. Henry A. Kissinger

27. Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea. Arthur Frederick Saunders

28. We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie. David Mamet

29. I try to take it one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once. Ashleigh Brilliant

30. If stress burned calories, I’d be a supermodel. – Anonymous

31. I’ve got 99 problems, and 86 of them are completely made-up scenarios in my head that I’m stressing about for absolutely no logical reason. – Unknown

32. For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. – Lily Tomlin

33. God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now, I am so far behind I will never die. -Unknown

34. If each day is a gift, I would love to know where I can return my Mondays. – John Wagner

35. Don’t worry, better days are coming, and they are called Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. – Anonymous

36. The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. – Oscar Wilde

37. Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it. – Jane Wagner

38. So you mean to tell me a stress ball isn’t for throwing at people who stress you out? – Unknown

39. My boss told me to have a good day…so I went home. – Unknown

40. The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. – Lily Tomlin

41. Ten years from now you’ll laugh at whatever’s stressing you out today. So why not laugh now? – Tony Robbins

42. To thrive in life, you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone. – Reba McEntire

43. Remember today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. – Dale Carnegie

44. Give your stress wings and let it fly. – Terri Guillemets

45. Relax. No one else knows what they’re doing either. – Ricky Gervais

46. 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

47. Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not! – Anonymous

48. I stress about stress before there is any stress to stress about. – Unknown 

49. If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago. – E. Joseph Cossman 

50. Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. Richard Carlson

51. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. – Noel Coward

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Inspiriting Quotes To Manage Stress

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but it doesn’t have to control us. Sometimes, all we need is a little inspiration to help us manage the challenges that come our way. This collection of inspiring stress busting quotes offers words of wisdom, encouragement, and motivation to help you navigate life’s ups and downs with resilience and inner strength. There’s no such thing such as a stress free life, but you can always find ways to deal with stressful situations.

52. It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. – Tony Robbins

53. We all have those things that even in the midst of stress and disarray, they energize us and give us renewed strength and purpose. These are our passions. – Adam Braun

54. Take chances, make mistakes–that is how we grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. – Mary Tyler Moore

55. 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

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

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

58. We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.– John Newton

59. You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. – Unknown

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

61. Everything you need you already have; you are complete right now. You are a whole total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality. –Wayne Dyer

62. Stress is caused by being “here” but wanting to be “there.” –Eckhart Tolle

63. When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. – Peter Marshall

64. Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. – Chinese proverb

65. If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.– Shantideva

66. 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

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

68. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard

69. It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.– Hans Selye

70. If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times. – Dean Smith

71. Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. – Benjamin Franklin

72. One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.– Bertrand Russell

73. Your mindset matters. It affects everything–from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.– Peter Diamandis

74. We can boost our immune systems by strengthening our social networks and decreasing stress.–Jane McGonigal

75. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.– Paulo Coelho

76. Live in the moment, day by day, and don’t stress about the future. People are so caught up in looking into the future that they kind of lose what’s in front of them. – Jenna Ushkowitz

77. Say NO to the demands of the world. Say YES to the longings of your own heart. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

78. Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. – Kahlil Gibran

79. When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress in our life becomes manageable. – Greg Anderson

80. Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle. – Bill Phillips

81. 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

82. Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.– Astrid Alauda

83. It’s not the load that breaks you dow, it’s the way you carry it. – Lou Holtz

84. Worrying is like a rocking chair. it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. – English proverb

85. The deepest fear we have, “the fear beneath all fears,” is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life. – Tullian Tchividjian

86. The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking. – Wayne Dyer

87. Stress is an important dragon to slay–or at least tame–in your life. – Marilu Henner

88. When I’m grateful for all the blessings, it puts away all the stress about things not in my control. Things like long hours, aging, pollution, scandals … it helps me create perspective by just focusing on being grateful. Take that moment twice a day with yourself. – Darby Stanchfield

89. Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not. – Valerie Bertinelli

90. Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.– Bill Clinton

91. Times of stress are also times that are signals for growth, and if we use adversity properly, we can grow through adversity. —Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twersk

92. The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances. ―Andrew Bernstein

93. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. ―Thich Nhat Hanh

94. Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. 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

95. A good way to overcome stress is to help others out of theirs. ―Dada J. P. Vaswani

96. Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace. – Joan Borysenko

97. Stress is largely self-inflicted, so the ability to manage stress more effectively comes from managing oneself. ―Michael Hetherington

98. 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 Botte Taylor

99. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

100. 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

101. Stress is the trash of modern life–we all generate it, but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life. —Danzae Pace

102. You can do anything but not everything. ―David Allen

103. Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate. —Renee Jain

104. Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds. —Osho

105. A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. ―Aesop

106. We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. ―John Newton

Quotes About Resting To Manage Stress

Rest is a vital component of stress management and maintaining overall well-being. In our fast-paced society, however, it can be challenging to prioritize rest and relaxation. This collection of quotes offers insight and inspiration to remind us of the importance of rest, encouraging us to slow down, recharge, and take care of ourselves.

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

108. There is more to life than increasing its speed. –Mahatma Gandhi

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

110. Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. –Winnie the Pooh

111. Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.–John De Paola

112. Tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. Bad habits can be broken, good habits formed.
―William James

113. It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life. –Paulo Coelho

114. Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answers. –William S. Burroughs

115. How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. –Spanish proverb

116. Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. –Etty Hillesum

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Quotes About Physical And Mental Exercise For Stress

Exercise is not only essential for our physical health but also has a significant impact on our mental well-being. Regular exercise can help us reduce stress, increase productivity, and improve overall quality of life. Here are some inspiring quotes about the benefits of exercise for stress relief.

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

118. In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics … am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise every day? –Edward Albert

119. I promise you, the gym has taken away so much of my stress. It has helped calm me down. — Khloe Kardashian

120. Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states. – Carol Welch

121. I believe depression is legitimate. But I also believe that if you don’t exercise, eat nutritious food, get sunlight, get enough sleep, consume positive material, surround yourself with support, then you aren’t giving yourself a fighting chance. – Jim Carrey

122. Exercise keeps me occupied, which is good for my mental health. – Gail Porter

123. Exercise also has great benefits for mental health. It releases endorphins that make you feel happy.Michelle Davis

124. I’ve run my whole life – more than exercise, for mental health. – Wendelin Van Draanen

125. When you exercise, it increases endorphins, dopamine, adrenaline and endocannabinoid — these are all brain chemicals associated with feeling happy, feeling confident, feeling capable, feeling less anxiety and stress and even less physical pain. – Dr. Kelly McGonical

126. Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood. – Unknown

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In conclusion, stress is a common experience that can affect our physical and mental health. Stress quotes can serve as a source of inspiration and motivation to help us manage and overcome stress. By embracing a positive mindset and using healthy coping mechanisms, we can reduce the negative effects of stress and lead a more fulfilling life.

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