This busy holiday season can bring good times with family and friends. It can also be a stressful time, filled with too much to do at home and at work. Below please find some helpful quotes about stress that serve as a good reminder whenever you feel you have too much on your plate.
"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." - William James
"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one." - Hans Selye
"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." - George Burns
"Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it's the time when they most need to think." - William J. Clinton
"Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not." - Valerie Bertinelli
"One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress." - Viggo Mortensen
"One of the things I learned the hard way was it does not work to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself." - Lucille Ball
"It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do not control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized." - Wayne Dyer
"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down." - Lily Tomlin
"How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish." - Catherine Pulsifer
"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." - Terri Guillemets
"Half of our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." - Will Rogers
"Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency." - Natalie Goldberg
It's important to take the steps necessary to identify the causes of stress at work and in your personal life. Then you can best learn the coping strategies that can help you deal with it. As a result, you'll be able to feel much more confident in your ability to handle any daily challenge that may come your way. You'll also be so much healthier and happier! Give yourself the gift of learning to best live in a stressful world, and you will find an inner strength and peace you can always depend on.
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