In yesterday’s post, I wrote a little bit about what’s stressing me out, as I work on this week’s writing prompt: Write About What Is Stressing You Out. And I immediately started to feel a little better about the things that are stressing me out. It feels like I’m making a small start in the right direction, or at least, a less stressful direction. But after I was done writing yesterday’s post, I still needed a little bit of an emotional and motivational boost too.

The first quote below, Rumi’s quote, helped me gain perspective yesterday and alleviated some of the stress I was having about the state of the world. It came to mind as I was writing yesterday’s post and encouraged me to look for other quotes about stress and reducing stress.

“You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.”

Rumi

“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

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” 

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know that this is the moment you most need to make time to relax.”

Matt Haig

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

Ziggy Marley

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

Bruce Lee

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

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.

William James

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

Paulo Coelho

“Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. “

Aesop

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”

Brené Brown

“People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”

George Bernard Shaw

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