Stress quotes

stress quotes



If you are looking for the 100 best and most inspirational STRESS QUOTES then you have come to the right place!


Stress is a feeling that most parents strive to avoid.

And it's not hard to guess why!

Stress can make us feel anxious, scared, rushed or basically, like we caught in the middle of a cyclone we can't escape.

But I promise you…even though stress is inevitable, there are *healthier*  ways to cope with it, so that it doesn't send you completely over the edge.

Want to know how? Then read ahead!



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Without further ado here they are; the TOP 100 most inspirational STRESS QUOTES:



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

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

3 – A year from now, everything you are stressing about won’t even matter.

4 – I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress levels break me. I will simply breathe and it will be okay because I don’t quit. Shayne McClendon

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

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

7 – It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it. Lou Holtz

8 – Nothing is permanent. Don’t stress yourself too much because no matter how bad the situation is, it will change.

9 – When stress is at it’s highest, just know it can only go down. Tom Ratag

10 – A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well. Unknown



11 – You can do anything but not everything. Unknown

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

13 – Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. Buddha

14 – You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust the sails.

15 – The people in your life should be a source of reducing stress, not causing more of it.

16 – Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. Hermann Hesse

17 – God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress. Kelly Clarkson

18 – Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome. Unknown

19 – Take a deep breath. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.

20 – 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



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

22 – Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens and response is something we can choose. Maureen Killoran

23 – I think one of the biggest things that sleep does is help with emotional stress. Joe Zeller

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

25 – Don’t stress over things you can’t change.

26 – Trying to be a perfectionist brings increased stress and hinders performance. T Whitmore

27 – Calmness is the cradle of power. Joshiah Gilbert Holland

28 – Remember most of your stress comes from the way you respond, not the way life is. Adjust your attitude, and all that extra stress is gone.

29 – To be totally without stress is to be dead. Hans Selye

30 – Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.



31 – I could imagine God saying to a lot of us, “Hey I’m God, and you’re not. You’re not the general manager of the universe.” And the greatest stress reliever is take – God seriously but don’t take yourself seriously. Rick Warren

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

33 – Stress can destroy much more than just physical health. Too often it eats away at our hope, belief and faith.

34 – Stress and unhappiness come not from situations, but how you respond to situations. Brian Tracy

35 – Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

36 – It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos. Donna Karan

37 – Breath is the power behind all things…I breathe in and know that good things will happen. Tao Porchon-Lynch

38 – Stop stressing. Take a deep breath. Everything will be okay. You can do this.

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

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



41 – Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles; it takes away today’s peace.

42 – There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. Willa Cather

43 – Stress is caused by giving a f#ck.

44 – Life is not a matter of holding good cards but of playing a poor hand well. Robert Louis Stevenson

45 – Whatever happens, happens. Don’t stress over anything that you can’t change.

46 – Go after what it is that creates meaning in your life and then trust yourself to handle the stress that follows. Kelly McGonigal

47 – Stress is the inability to tell the difference between what is happening and what you think is happening.

48 – The only pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself. Mark Messier

49 – People who experienced a lot of stress but did not view stress as harmful, were no more likely to die. In fact, they had the lowest risk of dying of anyone in the study, including people who had relatively little stress. Kelly McGonigal

50 – A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.



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51 – Don’t panic, I’m with you. There’s no need to fear, for I am your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady and keep a firm grip on you. Isaiah 41:10

52 – Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea. Mikhail Lermontov

53 – 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

54 – Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. Melody Beattie

55 – 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

56 – Stress comes from the fear of the unknown. To reduce stress, love what you do and be who you are. Debasish Mrdidha

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

58 – Stress and anxiety are you mind trying to use logic to meet the expectations of what you think your life should be. Shanna Star

59 – A cyclone will always be under pressure. Anthony T. Hincks

60 – 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



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

62 –“What if” statements throw fuel on the fire of stress and worry. Things can go in a million different directions, and the more time you spend worrying about the possibilities, the less time you’ll spend focusing on taking action that will calm you down and keep your stress under control. Travis Bradberry

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

64 – 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

65 – When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on this deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill

66 – Stress is what arises when something you care about is at stake. Kelly McGonigal

67 – 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

68 – Don’t stress the “could haves”. If it should have, it would have.

69 – Is stress inflicted on you – or created by you? Frank Sonnenberg

70 –Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese Proverb



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72 – 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

73 – There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether to let it affect you or not. Valerie Bertinelli

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

75 – Stress poisons your mind and makes you doubt your own capabilities. Stephanie Beyer

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

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

78 – 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 these circumstances. Andrew J. Bernstein

79 – Stress is causing by being “here” and wanting to be “there.” Eckhart Tolle

80 – An effective leader must, at all times, be ready to take on stress and turmoil, without giving into it and letting frustration affect their decision-making power. Ross Elkins



81 – If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched. Terri Guillemets

82 –Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. Marilu Henner

83 – A positive attitude may not solve all our problems but that is the only option we have if we want to get out of problems. Subodh Gupta

84 – Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. Nelson DeMille

85 – If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days. Kris Carr 

86 – The happiest people I know are the ones who have learned how to hold everything loosely and have given the worrisome, stress-filled, fearful details of their lives into God's keeping. Charles R. Swindoll 

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

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

89 – Everybody dies, but some spend a whole life digging their grave. Shon Mehta

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



91 – If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit

92 – Clutter-filled home is not only a symptom of stress but also a source of stress. Instead of your home being a refuge from the stress of work, it may add to your stress level. K. Collins

93 – It’s not a daily increase but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. Bruce Lee

94 – 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

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

96 – 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

97 – My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress. Mahogany SilverRain

98 – You need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come and a positive outlook is what gets you through. Marie Osmond

99 – The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress is the easiest type of existence. Norman Vincent Peale

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






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