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Stress Quotes That Will Give You Peace of Mind When You’re Down (2022)

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Whether you’re stressed about something or looking for quotes to motivate someone you know, these stress quotes are for you!

You’ll need a strong heart and mind to deal with stress, which is an unavoidable aspect of life. Stress affects people differently; some succumb to it and allow it to ruin their life. Others, on the other hand, accept stress as a part of life and choose to be happy regardless of their circumstances.

You always have a choice in life, even if certain circumstances are beyond your control. Keep in mind that your reaction will affect your life and the lives of those around you. Allow this collection of stress quotes to assist you in maintaining a sound mind whenever you are confronted with stressful situations.

Check out the full list here.

Best Stress Quotes to Help You Calm Your Nerves

1. “When stress sets in, and pressure, I focus.” – David Hallberg

2. “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Berstein

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

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

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

6. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Maraboli

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7. “One of the best ways to reduce stress is to accept the things that you cannot control.” – M. P. Neary

8. “Stress is largely self-inflicted, so the ability to manage stress more effectively comes from managing oneself.” – Michael Hetherington

9. “Stress comes from the fear of the unknown. To reduce stress, love what you do and be who you are.” – Debasish Mridha

10. “Our stresses, anxieties, pains, and problems arise because we do not see the world, others, or even ourselves as worthy of love.” – Prem Prakash

Stress Quotes That Will Turn Your Life Around

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

12. “Stress and worry, they solve nothing. What they do is block creativity. You are not even able to think about the solutions. Every problem has a solution.” – Susan L. Taylor

13. “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

14. “I don’t let things stress me out, and I’m doing my best with all the battles life presents.” – Jake Shears

15. “Stress acts as an accelerator: it will push you either forward or backward, but you choose which direction.” – Chelsea Erieau

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

17. “A good way to overcome stress is to help others out of theirs.” – Dada J. P. Vaswani

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18. “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” – Roy T. Bennett

19. “Problems can be experienced as a chance for renewal rather than stress.” – Marilyn Ferguson

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

21. “Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness. Not through insensibility but through the greatness of mind.” – Aristotle

Deep Stress Quotes to Ponder On

22. “Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.” – Jane Wagner

23. “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

24. “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

25. “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

26. “Stress is real, and you never know what a person is going through behind the camera.” – Soulja Boy

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27. “Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response ‘to what happens.’ And ‘response’ is something we can choose.” – Maureen Killoran

28. “Ninety percent of what you’re stressing about right now won’t even matter a year from now. Take a deep breath.” – Mel Robbins

29. “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

30. “There is no such thing as a stress-free life. No evidence has ever been presented which suggests that a stress-free life can ever be achieved. Stress can be managed, relieved and lessened, but never eliminated.” – Gudjon Bergmann

31. “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

Short Stress Quotes to Help You Manage Your Emotions

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

33. “Stress is nothing but the fear of change.” – Debasish Mridha

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34. “Relax. No one else knows what they’re doing either.” – Ricky Gervais

35. “Just enjoy every moment, don’t stress. Just be yourself.” – Mabel

36. “Stress is a part of life and getting rid of stress is an art of life.” – Anuj Jasani

37. “You won’t stress over it unless you care.” – Joyce Rache

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

39. “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.” – Natalie Goldberg

40. “Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.” – Bill Phillips

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

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

43. “Stress spelled backward is desserts.” – Loretta Laroche

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Interesting Stress Quotes You Should Know

44. “Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.” – Richard Carlson

45. “Stress and anxiety cause our brains to release chemicals that put lines in our faces and tear us down emotionally and spiritually.” – Chris Prentiss

46. “Enjoy the pressure. Enjoy the stress. Enjoy being uncomfortable. And don’t shy away from it, embrace it.” – Gary Woodland

47. “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

48. “You cannot be a stress-free person and remain anxious and depressed. Getting rid of your stress is the key to saving your sanity.” – Jack Brady

49. “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

50. “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

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

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

53. “Stress is something that is sort of out of your control. You get stressed out overlooking the finish line. Stress is something that is an outside thing. Stress is an anxiety.” – Joe Torre

54. “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

55. “When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: will this matter five years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go.” – Catherine Pulsifer

56. “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

57. “There’s a lot of stress out there, and to handle it, you just need to believe in yourself; always go back to the person that you know you are, and don’t let anybody tell you any different, because everyone’s special and everyone’s awesome.” – McKayla Maroney

58. “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

59. “Mental health awareness doesn’t mean fighting stress, anxiety, depression and other everyday mental health issues, rather it means consciously modulating the habits that intensify those issues. Once you are in control of your habits, instead of checking your habits, you would automatically be in a much better shape, both mentally and physically.” – Abhijit Naskar

Quotes to Help You Avoid Stress at Work

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

61. “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

62. “Stress can result in anxiety if handled poorly, or achievement if handled well. Instead of thinking about your worries as problems, think of them as challenges, and if possible—as opportunities.” – Chelsea Erieau

63. “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

64. “The next time you are tempted to get anxious or upset about something, especially something in the past or the future, think about what you are doing and turn your mind to what is going on today.” – Joyce Meyers

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65. “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

Stress Quotes From the Bible

66. “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” – Luke 12:25

67. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34

68. “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” – Psalm 94:19

69. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

70. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:6

Did these stress quotes assist you in maintaining a positive attitude in the midst of adversity? Do you have any favorite stress quotes that you’d like to share? Please leave your comments below.