If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
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.
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
I try to take it one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
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
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
For fast-acting relief try slowing down.
Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
Stress is when you wake up screaming and realize you haven't fallen asleep yet
Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
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.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened
What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.
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.
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