Top 15 Stress Quotes

These stress quotes show that more stress comes from your thinking than it does from outside factors. When you get better control of your thoughts, you can better handle potentially stressful situations in your life.

Sure, life has its ups and downs and not every situation is a picnic, but when you better manage your thinking, you can experience lower amounts of stress.


 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

Demanding that you should never be inconvenienced is a surefire way to create more stress in your life.


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

Once you stop demanding that things immediately go your way, your frustrations—and the stress that comes with it—begins to lessen.


 I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear. — Steve Maraboli

You can only do as much in a day as time allows. Demanding that you must do more will often end in poorer results, not better.


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

Worry can become an automatic and unhelpful thinking habit. You might want to ask yourself. “How much time spent worrying will be enough?”


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

Keeping track and journaling about things that cause you stress can be very helpful and enlightening. Once you’ve written it down, you’ll often find that it’s not the problem you thought it was. This focus provides clarity which can reduce the strong feelings you may be having.


 You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. — Wayne Dyer

There are things you can and can’t control. Becoming aware of these things and learning to manage your thoughts results in much less stress in your life.


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 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

Maintaining your composure and keeping your wits about you is a sure way to diffuse situations and reduce what is stressing you.


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

What you tell yourself about any given situation will have an effect on you (whether it be positive or negative) more than the actual situation itself.


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

Learning to manage your thoughts and beliefs will not remove or eliminate the twist and turns encountered in life. It will, however, lessen their effect on your emotional health and wellbeing.


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

Worrying about something is typically a dead-end street that’ll get you nowhere. What can you do instead?


 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

If the problem can be solved, worrying doesn’t solve it! Problems get resolved by taking a focused and active role in the solution


 Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want. — Abraham Hicks

Might not it be better to use your imagination to focus on the things that you do want and then spending your time and energy to achieve them?


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 People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. — George Bernard Shaw

It’s easy to get caught up in the worry trap. If you spend all your time worrying about the “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios, it strips you of your ability to place focus on anything else. Most of the things you worry about don’t happen. Why let them take up space in your head rent-free?


 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

Your thoughts and beliefs govern your reactions. It isn’t the things that “harass” you, it’s your thoughts and beliefs about the things which harass you. Changing your thinking provides you with an escape route from unhelpful thoughts and beliefs.


 You believe that you live in the world, where in fact the world lives within you. — Deepak Chopra

The world, as you define it, is the world that you’ll live in. If you define the world as being too demanding, you’ll experience the stress of those demands. If you believe all the minor hassles encountered are “too much”, your reactions will reflect that of what you’re telling yourself.


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