78 Inspirational Stress Quotes


I have collated 78 inspirational stress quotes from famous people and from other sources to help you deal with stress… You don’t just sit down and wait for the stress to go away; it takes a conscious effort. You can deal with stress by learning to manage your time more effectively, make time for hobbies, interests, and relaxation, getting enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events.

Lastly, reading through inspiration stress quotes can help you relax your mind. You see, stress is a normal part of life and the body will react to stress with physical, mental, and emotional responses. You can experience stress from your immediate environment, work, your body, and your thoughts. Even positive life changes produce stress such as new promotion, marriage, the birth of a child, etc..

There are short-term stress that goes away quickly and long term stress while last for a long period of time. You can become so used to stress that you don’t realize it is a problem. If you don’t find ways to manage stress, it may lead to health problems.

Stress will come, but you can learn to manage it, lead a happier, healthier life. Inspirational stress quotes are concise sentences, expressing wisdom, and awakening motivation, inspiration, happiness and thoughts condensed into a few words. They are drops of wisdom concentrated into one or a few sentences, which can bring light and understanding to those who feel stressed.


Inspirational Stressed quotes

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

Stress is just for those who have not yet tried and trusted in God.

— Ahmad Fuadi, Negeri 5 Menara

Stress is never a given. There are people who get divorced amicably. There are people who pack up and move with no emotional toll. There is no stressor ‘out there’ in the world. We experience stress – or we don’t – depending on what we believe.

— Andrew J. Bernstein

Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life.

— Andrew J. Bernstein

In a storm of struggles, I have tried to control the elements, clasp the fist tight so as to protect self and happiness. But stress can be an addiction, and worry can be our lunge for control, and we forget the answer to this moment is always yes because of Christ.

— Ann Voskamp

I mean, everyone agrees with stress tests for banks. I mean that’s clear. But banks should do that on their own. And they should worry about their own capital functioning. That’s what they should do. It shouldn’t be a government function.

— Arthur Laffer

My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused.

— Ashton Eaton

I admit. I confess. I confront. The three likely phrase to live stressless.

— Bhavik Sarkhedi, The Weak Point Dealer

Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.

— Bill Clinton

Stress kills when you fuel the initial reaction with negative thoughts, aggressive behavior, belief and trust in the uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms it causes. Don’t fuel it, and watch how fast stress disappears.

— Charles F. Glassman

Regulate your mind. Do not worry excessively about the future. If you have done everything that has to be done, the future will take care of itself.

— Choa Kok Sui

Whenever we feel stressed out, that’s a signal that our brain is pumping out stress hormones. If sustained over months and years, those hormones can ruin our health and make us a nervous wreck.

— Daniel Goleman

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.

— Danzae Pace

I felt in a lot of instances I was deliberately being put through stress because when you’re a guy who generates money, people have a vested interested in controlling you.

— Dave Chappelle

Evolution has geared the human stress response to last about thirty seconds. It’s enough time to facilitate fight or flight. Evolution has not adapted our brains or bodies to handle weeks or months of prolonged stress.

— David Amerland

I felt squeezed in that vise along with the mass of everyday things and people, and I had a bad taste in my mouth, a permanent sense of nausea that exhausted me, as if everything, thus compacted, and always tighter, were grinding me up, reducing me to a repulsive cream.

— Elena Ferrante

To waste valuable time on stressing over those who treat you unkindly, accomplish nothing of importance. Rather, that time should be spent working on most important things, that actually create something of value that is worth your time.

— Ellen J. Barrier

The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training.

— Frank Herbert, Dune

A lot of my films have dealt with the dark side of technology and stress that you have to examine the ramifications of progress.

— Gale Anne Hurd

The pattern of your breathing affects the pattern of your performance. When you are under stress, deep breathing helps bring your mind and body back into the present.Over the years I have handed out thousands of little stickers to athletes that read ‘Breathe and Focus.’ A baseball player will place the bright orange circle on the shoulder of his uniform or underneath the bill of his cap, or on the barrel of his bat. A hockey player might affix it to his stick. Firefighters I have worked with place the stickers on their self-contained breathing apparatus. The stickers serve as a reminder. Whenever they feel themselves growing anxious, breathe in energy. Breathe out negativity. Breathe in relaxation. Breathe out stress.

— Gary Mack

We stress humanity, and this is done at considerable cost. We can’t have a lot of dramatics that other shows get away with – promiscuity, greed, jealousy. None of those have a place in ‘Star Trek.’

— Gene Roddenberry

Stress is a natural and normal part of being alive. Stress-free promises set people up for failure. Even when used with good intentions and accompanied by relevant and beneficial ideas and practices, the use of the words stress-free is still ill advised because the approach is infused with an erroneous idea that will never come to fruition. The stress-free idea has become a significant hurdle on the path to real stress management, which is the balance between using stress productively and relieving harmful stress symptoms.

— Gudjon Bergmann

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

If you have ever procrastinated and then found yourself energized to complete a task at the last minute, then you have used the beneficial aspect of the fight or flight response (not the procrastinating part, but the energizing part). You see, with all its negative long term effects, the fight or flight response still gives us energy, and if we know how to use that energy, then stress is potentially good, at least in the short term.

— Gudjon Bergmann

The worst possible approach to a problem is waiting until it becomes overwhelming or irreversible, and that is exactly what many people do. They put dealing with stress on the backburner until they start to experience all the worst symptoms of stress, and by then, it may be too late!

— Gudjon Bergmann

If you decide to focus on one thing at a time, instead of trying to solve everything at once, and just do that one thing, then you will feel a sudden decrease in stress.

— Gudjon Bergmann,

Everyone knows that a quick-fix usually doesn’t work, yet we have all been sold on the idea time and time again. Most of us would like to believe in miracle drugs and fast relief. The truth is that most of the quick fixes for stress focus on temporary relief from tension or pain. Temporary, as in, the problem will return with a vengeance. This doesn’t mean we should never take drugs to alleviate tension or pain, it just means that taking drugs is not a viable permanent solution; it’s just a temporary relief.

— Gudjon Bergmann

The rising costs of higher education coupled with the stress of paying student loans are putting increasing pressure on students.

— Hank Johnson

In many cases, water stress is more about politics, economics, behaviour and governance than absolute water scarcity. Better planning is needed, to allocate water where societal need is greatest, and to allow trade-offs between alternative uses.

— Ian Goldin

Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.

— J. K. Rowling

Yale places great stress on undergraduate and graduate teaching. I like teaching, and I do a lot of it.

— James Tobin

Travel experiences are emotionally loaded. Often there is excitement and stimulation. The tingle-factor though comes partly from the fact that we’re stressed, just a little.

— Jane Wilson-Howarth

I won’t sit here and say I’ve never had a pimple, but I try to have a really great diet, you know, lots of vegetables and fish. And I think stress plays a huge part too.

— Janelle Monae

There’s nothing fun about stuff like estate planning, getting mammograms, or talking to a guy about long term disability insurance, but do it anyway. Trust me, the stress of not having done the above is prematurely aging.

— Jen Lancaster

Even the loveliest shoulders can bear but so much.

— Jill Alexander Essbaum

No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We’re designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.

— Joe Rogan

A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.

— John Gray

Much of the stress and emptiness that haunt us can be traced back to our lack of attention to beauty. Internally, the mind becomes coarse and dull if it remains unvisited by images and thoughts that hold the radiance of beauty.

— John O’Donohue

I think Republicans need to take income inequality more seriously. Not because I favor equality of outcomes. I do not. I think the Right is correct to stress merit and earned rewards, not handouts and forced equality. But I think what Republicans are blind to is that power corrupts.

— Jonathan Haidt

There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.

— Kenneth H. Cooper

I take care of myself, which includes dieting, exercising and minimising stress. I joke that I’ve been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true.

— Kim Cattrall

The least we can do is to respect the Constitution because that’s the foundation on which our republic is built. If you give the Constitution the go-by, your republic will be under stress.

— Kishore Chandra Deo

If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.

— Kris Carr

I do think there is an important artistic component in what we do. As a technology company I’ve tried to really stress that.

— Larry Page

I cannot stress often enough that what science is all about is not proving things to be true but proving them to be false.

— Lawrence M. Krauss

Come back!” the Caterpillar called after her. “I’ve something important to say.”This sounded promising, certainly. Alice turned and came back again.”Keep your temper,” said the Caterpillar.

— Lewis Carroll

Stress itself is not what’s toxic. It’s our relationship to it that’s the hazard.

— Lisa Cypers Kamen, Are We Happy Yet?: Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life

Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress.

— Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

You need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come, and a positive outlook is what gets you through.

— Marie Osmond

Problems can be experienced as… a chance for renewal rather than stress.

— Marilyn Ferguson

Worrying about something you can’t control has less benefit than a mosquito’s existence.

— Mark Cortes

Worrying about something you can’t control has less benefit than a mosquito.

— Mark Cortes

If your work is stressful, it’s not your work.

— Marty Rubin

It was, of course, another test. Everything in human life was a test. That was why they all looked so stressed out.

— Matt Haig, The Humans

By observing your judging mind, you can avoid automatically buying into these negative judgments…This transforms your experience of stress by taking the terror and panic out of it.

— Melanie Greenberg, The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

When outcomes are uncertain, most of us spend a great deal of energy ruminating, worrying, and second-guessing ourselves. Not only is this a waste of time, but it makes us less likely to succeed

— Melanie Greenberg, The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

While positive mental states may be associated with less stress and more resilience to infection, positive well-being might also be accompanied by a healthy lifestyle.

— Michael Greger

No one ever wants to hear about how stressed out anyone else is, because most of the time everyone is stressed out. Going on and on in detail about how stressed out I am isn’t a conversation. It’ll never lead anywhere.

— Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

I do not think stress is a legitimate topic of conversation, in public anyway. No one ever wants to hear how stressed anyone else is, because most of the time everyone is stressed out. Going on and on in detail about how stressed I am isn’t conversation. It’ll never lead anywhere.

— Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

I usually get all my stress and anger out at the gym. But when I get out, I’m kind of a pleasant person – really.

— Natalie Martinez

No bow can be strung indefinitely, for it will surely break

— Nicholas C. Rossis, Rise of the Prince

The earth is bountiful, and where her bounty fails, nitrogen drawn from the air will refertilize her womb. I developed a process for this purpose in 1900. It was perfected fourteen years later under the stress of war by German chemists.

— Nikola Tesla

The majority of autists – as well as their parents – seem to be genuine victims of environmental stress.

— Nikolaas Tinbergen

In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial. I stress ‘suspects.’

— Noam Chomsky

It’s amazing how stress keeps you trim.

— Peter Andre

Stress is being responsible for things that you have no control over.

— R.A.Delmonico

As her analyst had told her: the deeper buried the distress, the further into the body it went. The digestive system was about as far as it could go to hide.

— Richard Matheson, What Dreams May Come

As far as having peace within myself, the one way I can do that is forgiving the people who have done wrong to me. It causes more stress to build up anger. Peace is more productive.

— Rodney King

Women are wired to take on others’ needs. Own your role in stress, establishing boundaries on what you can reasonably accomplish within your current bandwidth and reduce your stress load.

— Sara Gottfried, The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days

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.

— Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

Well, you know, a lot of people look at the negative things, the things that they did wrong and – which I do. But I like to stress on the things I did right, because there are certain things that I like to look at from a positive standpoint that are just positive reinforcement.

— Tiger Woods

Average Americans order nonfat decaf iced vanilla lattes at Starbucks and choose from 1,500 drawer pulls at The Great Indoors. Amazon gives every town a bookstore with 2 million titles, while Netflix promises 35,000 different movies on DVD. Choice is everywhere – liberating to some, but to others, a new source of stress.

— Virginia Postrel

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind.

— W. Somerset Maugham

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

— Wayne Dyer

The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking.

— Wayne Dyer

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

— William James

Now that I look back, I don’t know why I was so stressed about it all this time. Funny how sometimes you worry a lot about something and it turns out to be nothing.

Federal Reserve officials have stressed the importance of the Fed’s independence. But such independence does not mean that it is immune from Congressional oversight.

— Richard Shelby

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