Stress Quotes (44) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength.

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You don’t get ulcers from what you eat, you get them from what’s eating you.
~ Vicki Baum

As adults we have quite a bit of work to do, and play seems to function as a protective mechanism against the costs of this work; a buffer against stress, a support during life transitions, a means of forming bonds and alliances, a jump start for creativity and problem-solving.
~ Christine Caldwell

Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.
~ Natalie Goldberg

Suppose you read about a pill that you could take once a day to reduce anxiety and increase your contentment. Would you take it? Suppose further that the pill has a great variety of side effects, all of them good: increased self-esteem, empathy, and trust; it even improves memory. Suppose, finally, that the pill is all natural and costs nothing. Now would you take it? The pill exists. It is meditation.
~ Jonathan Haidt

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

Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose.
~ Maureen Killoran

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

Spending time in nature both reduces stress and enhances creativity.
~ Salli Rasberry

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Disappointment often focuses on the failure of our own agenda rather than on God's long-term purposes for us, which may use stress and struggle as tools for strengthening our spiritual muscles.
~ Luci Shaw

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.
~ Eckert Tolle

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

The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on. 
~ Elbert Hubbard

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
~ Ovid

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

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.
~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

We live longer than our forefathers; but we suffer more from a thousand artificial anxieties and cares.  They fatigued only the muscles, we exhaust the finer strength of the nerves.
~ Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Give your stress wings and let it fly away.
~ Terri Guillemets

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.
~ Joshua L. Liebman

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
~ Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
~ Bertrand Russell

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
~ Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne

Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.
~ Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You

Sometimes it seems your ever-increasing list of things to do can leave you feeling totally undone.
~ Susan Mitchell and Catherine Christie, I'd Kill for a Cookie

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.
~ Jennifer Yane

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

God didn't do it all in one day.  What makes me think I can?
~ Author Unknown

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

The field of consciousness is tiny.  It accepts only one problem at a time.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
~ William Henry Davies

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

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.
~ Spanish Proverb

To be "on edge," you are literally not centered - not being in your spiritual center.
~ Carrie Latet

Each day should have a clearly marked emergency exit sign.
~ Dr. SunWolf,

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

When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan's Cathedral.  In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms.  This ever-increasing assault of sound upon our ears, minds, and bodies adds to the stress load of civilized beings trying to live in a highly complex environment.
~ Steven Halpern

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
~ Jerome K. Jerome, The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.
~ H.M. Tomlinson

The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life.
~ Robert Maclver

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

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

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
~ George Jean Nathan

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


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