Everyone deals with stress at some point in their life. It is not only common to experience stress, but many times it can actually be beneficial if managed effectively. It is important to recognize when you are stressed so that you may be able to develop effective techniques to deal with it. If you allow your stress to get out of hand, it can lead to a wide range of negative physical and mental side effects.

So how does one effectively manage stress? There are many things you can do to help keep your stress at controllable levels. Getting active through exercise or yoga is a great way to steer your mind away from anxiety and stress, while eating healthy, getting adequate sleep, and preparing for stressful situations will allow you to better manage your stress.

But sometimes all you may need are a few simple words of wisdom to get your mind back on track. Here are some of our favorite life quotes that are sure to comfort your mind and put you in a positive mood so you can quickly alleviate your stress and get on with your life.

 

“Ten years from now you’ll laugh at whatever‘s stressing you out today. So why not laugh now?” -Tony Robbins-

 

“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” -Hans Selye-

“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” -Hans Selye-

 

“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-

 

“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-

 

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

 

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” -Hans Selye-

 

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

-WILLIAM JAMES-

 

“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-

 

“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.” -Robert Schuller-

 

“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-

“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-

 

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” –Anonymous-

 

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

 

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

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

 

“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-

 

“Worrying won’t stop the bad things from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good.” -Anonymous-

 

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” -Elbert Hubbard-

-Elbert Hubbard-

 

“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-

 

“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-

 

“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-

 

“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-

 

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” -Jim Rohn-

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary._ -Jim Rohn-

 

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” -Ovid-

 

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

 

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

-RENEE JAIN-

 

“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 Twerski-

 

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” -Pema Chödrön-

 

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

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

 

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