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Looking for inspirational quotes for your stress management? We have rounded up the best collection of stress quotes, sayings, captions, stress-relief quotes, (with images and pictures) to encourage you to deal with stressful situations calmly.


  1. “Stress is caused by your thoughts, not the situation.” – Unknown

  2. “You can do anything, but not everything.” –David Allen

  3. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye

  4. “Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.” ― Bill Phillips

  5. “If you’re stressing over happiness, you’re doing it wrong!” – Shannon L. Alder

  6. “Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.” – Lily Tomlin

  7. “Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” — Brian Tracy

  8. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” ―Bryant McGill

  9. “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”– Bruce Lee

  10. “God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress.” – Kelly Clarkson

  11. “Tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. Bad habits can be broken, good habits formed.” ―William James

  12. “A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” – Anonymous

  13. “These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.”– Najwa Zebian

  14. “If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”– Dean Smith

  15. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran

  16. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” — Renee Jain

  17. “Stress acts as an accelerator: it will push you either forward or backward, but you choose which direction.” ―Chelsea Erieau

  18. “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin

  19. “One of the best ways to reduce stress is to accept the things that you cannot control.” – M. P. Neary

  20. “Stress and unhappiness come not from situations, but how you respond to situations.” – Brian Tracy

  21. “In a year you’ll barely remember why you felt so stressed, so why stress about it now?” – Unknown

  22. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”– Robert Eliot

  23. “Today I refuse to stress myself out about things I cannot control or change.”- Anonymous

  24. “… some stress is necessary in our lives when we want to stimulate creativity, or to promote learning.” –Christian J. Borg

  25. “Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.” ― T.F. Hodge

  26. “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.” ―Catherine Pulsifer

  27. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

  28. “Times of stress are also times that are signals for growth, and if we use adversity properly, we can grow through adversity.” — Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski

  29. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” ― Steve Maraboli

  30. “Worrying is a waste of time; it changes nothing. It will only create stress, which can have major effects on your health.” – Robert Washington

  31. “Stress can destroy much more than just our physical health. Too often, it eats away at our hope, belief, and faith.” – Charles F. Glassman

  32. “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.” – Winston Churchill


  1. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  2. “You won’t stress over it unless you care.”― Joyce Rachelle

  3. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” ― Sydney J. Harris

  4. “If you think too far ahead, then it’ll just stress you out.” – Laurie Hernandez

  5. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ―Mother Teresa

  6. “Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.” ― Jane Wagner

  7. “Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness?” – Richard Carlson

  8. “Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.” – Paulo Coelho

  9. “I think one of the biggest things that sleep does is help with emotional stress.” – Joe Zeller

  10. “Problems can be experienced as… a chance for renewal rather than stress.” – Marilyn Ferguson

  11. “Trying to be a perfectionist brings increased stress and hinders performance.” – T. Whitmore

  12. “Over-thinking causes unnecessary stress and worry, and tends to blow things out of proportion.” – Melissa Eshleman

  13. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

  14. “Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” – Astrid Alauda

  15. The people in your life should be a source of reducing stress, not causing it. If not let go. – Anonymous

  16. “When money becomes your purpose, stress and depression becomes your path.”― Prabakaran Thirumala

  17. “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.”– David Allen

  18. “Behind every stressful thought is the desire for things to be other than they are.” – Toni Bernhard

  19. “The more stress you accumulate, the heavier it becomes. If you accumulate too much, the weight of carrying it can break you.”― Oscar Auliq-Ice

  20. “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 Bernstein

  21. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” – George Bernard Shaw

  22. “Remember that every time you say yes to something, especially when you are half-hearted in agreeing, you add stress in your life.” – Philip Vang

  23. “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

  24. “The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances.” – Andrew J. Bernstein


  1. “Nothing is permanent in this world. Not even stress.” – Unknown

  2. “Gratitude can reduce your stress and anxiety.” – Bree Miller

  3. “Creating something I can use is the best stress reliever.” – Blake Lively

  4. “Just enjoy every moment – don’t stress. Just be yourself.” – Mabel

  5. “Stress and striving always color your art in unintended ways.”― Allen Arnold

  6. “Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” – Joan Borysenko

  7. “My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused.” – Ashton Eaton

  8. “There’s a lot of stress… but once you get in the car, all that goes out the window. – Dan Brown

  9. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ― Martin Luther King

  10. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James

  11. “Stress is largely self-inflicted, so the ability to manage stress more effectively comes from managing oneself.” ―Michael Hetherington

  12. “You cannot be a stress-free person and remain anxious and depressed. Getting rid of your stress is the key to saving your sanity.” – Jack Brady

  13. “Much of the stress people encounter is derived from dishonesty. People first lie to themselves and then to others.” – David DeNotaris

  14. “Practicing mindful meditation is an extremely effective way to manage both our feelings of stress and anxiety.” – Kristine Ally

  15. “Stress can result in anxiety if handled poorly, or achievement if handled well. Instead of thinking about your worries as problems, think of them as challenges – and if possible, as opportunities.” ― Chelsea Erieau

  16. “Worrying and Stressing is useless simply because whatever GOD has for you is for you. Let GOD happen.” – Sabrina Newby

  17. “Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response TO what happens. And RESPONSE is something we can choose.” —Maureen Killoran

  18. “At some point, I finally realized that stress made a really bad companion… so I had it pack its shit and leave.” – Steve Maraboli

  19. “Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.” – William J. Clinton

  20. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” — Marcus Aurelius

  21. “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


  1. “It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye

  2. “I enjoy an evening stroll. It helps me to reflect and eases stress.” – Blac Chyna

  3. “Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress.” Lysa TerKeurst

  4. “A good way to overcome stress is to help others out of theirs.” ― Dada J. P. Vaswani

  5. “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.” – Natalie Goldberg

  6. “I’ve chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about. – Martin Short

  7. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…Including you.” – Anne Lamott

  8. “Whenever you feel tension mounting up, just smile: you will break the force of tension.”― Dada J. P. Vaswani

  9. “Everyone is struggling under stress and fear. Only with right attitude we can avoid regrets.” – Kishore Bansal

  10. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” ― Robert W. Service

  11. “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum

  12. “Stress comes from the fear of the unknown. To reduce stress, love what you do and be who you are.”― Debasish Mridha

  13. “Times of stress and difficulty are seasons of opportunity when the seeds of progress are sown.” – Thomas F. Woodlock

  14. “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

  15. “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” – Fred Rogers

  16. “Don’t stress over being yourself. The act of being yourself is simply to be. Be without changing yourself for others. Simply be.”― Avina Celeste

  17. “Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is. The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds. You don’t have to control your thoughts.” – Dan Millman

  18. “All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

  19. “Stress and anxiety cause our brains to release chemicals that put lines in our faces and tear us down emotionally and spiritually.” – Chris Prentiss

  20. “We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.” ―John Newton


  1. “I am 1% human and 99% stress.”

  2. “Dear stress….lets break up.”

  3. “Whatever happens, don’t stress.”

  4. “If stress burned calories I’d be a supermodel.”

  5. “Stress spelled backward is desserts.” – Loretta Laroche

  6. “Give your stress wings and let if fly away.” – Terri Guillemets

  7. “Make jokes. No stress. Love. Live life. Proceed. Progress.” – Lil Wayne

  8. “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” –Mark Black

  9. “Relax. No one else knows what they’re doing either.”― Ricky Gervais

  10. “Laughter helps bring balance to a stressful situation.” – Kala Stevenson

  11. “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”- David Mamet

  12. “Never look in the mirror when your stressed it’s contagious.” – Benny Bellamacina

  13. “The best way to reduce stress in your life is to stop screwing up.” – Roy F. Baumeister

  14. “Make others laugh by laughing at yourself. This is the best way to de-stress.”― Tapan Ghosh

  15. “Stress is like spice – in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.” – Donald Tubesing


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