The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris
Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
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.
Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.
Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You
Stessed? Try doing the dishes more often
Daily Telegraph, 10/04/08
The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.
Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.
Joshua L. Liebman
There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Matthew 6:24-26 (New International Version)
Is everything as urgent as your stress would imply?
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.
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Matthew 6:27 (New International Version)
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
William Henry Davies
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.
John De Paola
Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.
I try to avoid stress - it makes me feel like I'm rubber-stamping all my organs "Urgent."
If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.
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.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
Stress is an admission of weakness, a cry of defeat to the world.
When I look at my hands and in my heart, I see stress as Lady Macbeth saw blood.
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.
I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
Charles M. Schulz
He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed.
We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
John W. Gardner
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.
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.
Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind
Stress is poison.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:33-34 (New International Version)
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