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Words for relieving stress
We all love reading quotes, and seeing how others see the world. Reading quotes can be a great remedy for reducing stress.
Sometimes, it really helps to hear from another person that our stresses, fears and worries are not as big as we think they are.
These are some wise words that I think you will find encouraging, calming, and will help you to relieve stress and negativity in your life.
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“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
– Bruce Lee
“Take chances, make mistakes–that is how we grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” –Mary Tyler Moore
“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. Do the best you can do everyday.” -Jason Mraz
“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” -Hans Selye
“Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body. -Arnold Schwarzenegger
“Holding on to the past will hold you down in life. Learn from it but move on.” -Jonathan Anthony Burkett
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“Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” -Ziggy Marley
“You can’t always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.” –Wayne Dyer
“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.” –Natalie Goldberg
“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%.” -Travis Bradberry
“Once you accept, truly accept, that stuff will happen to you and there is nothing you can do about it, stress miraculously leaves your life.” –Srikumar Rao
“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” —Brian Tracy
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” –William James
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” –Etty Hillesum
“Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.” -Brene Brown
“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” –Benjamin Franklin
“It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.” –Melody Beattie
“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” -Anonymous
“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” —Hermann Hesse
“I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.” -Montesquieu
“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” -Buddha
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” -Tony Horton
“Avoid hyper-scheduling yourself so you have free time to do something creative or perhaps to do nothing at all.” -Melissa Steginus
“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” – Astrid Alauda
“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” -Steve Maraboli