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.
The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily,
now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing
on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse,
a little later on. Elbert Hubbard
Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension. Joshua L. Liebman
When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan's Cathedral. In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms. This ever-increasing assault of sound upon our ears, minds, and bodies adds to the stress load of civilized beings trying to live in a highly complex environment. Steven Halpern
Stress is an admission of weakness,
a cry of defeat to the world. Carrie Latet
Stress is not what happens to us.
It's our response to what happens.
And response is something we can choose. Maureen Killoran
Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet. Author Unknown
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche.
Use your journal as a toxic dumping ground and pour all of your problems into it. Just the act of writing things down helps to clear your system.
from the book, Crap.
Unrelenting stress lowers immune levels, burns out the digestive system, the circulatory system, and the nervous system, and throws off all our body rhythms.
Suzanne Braun Levine, Inventing The Rest of Our Lives
Those who do not allow enough "time out" in their lives often experience the physical or mental affects of stored up stress.
Pamela J. Conrad, Balancing Home & Career
A brisk walk is one of the most favorable things you can do to reduce stress and restore health to your adrenal system."
Cheryl Richardson, Life Makeovers
The most important habit is solitude, quiet time. People who enter their day by taking 45 minutes or an hour for themselvesmeditation, prayer, inspirational reading, taking a walkbefore they go for it in the real world do best. Research shows that those who take care of themselves first are better listeners and can be with others in a more constructive way.