13 Powerful Quotes About Stress and How to Better Cope With It

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during traumatic events, however, certain things can help you cope with stress. Here are 13 powerful quotes about stress and how to better cope with it.

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

2. “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

3. “We’ve all had stress creep up on us without even noticing it until we lost it on someone who didn’t deserve it, and then we realize that we probably should have checked in with ourselves a little earlier.”–Ariel Garten

4. “Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”―Winnie the Pooh

5. “Taking time to contemplate what you’re grateful for isn’t merely the “right” thing to do. It also improves your mood because it reduces the stress hormone cortisol by 23 percent.”–Travis Bradberry

6. “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

7. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”―John Lubbock

8. “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 

9. “We all have those things that even in the midst of stress and disarray, they energize us and give us renewed strength and purpose. These are our passions.”–Adam Braun

10. “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”–Bruce Lee

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

12. “When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go.”–Catherine Pulsifer

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

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