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

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.

Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.

Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.

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.

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

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.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time.

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.

Feeling good about yourself is the best sleeping pill of all.

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.

Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.

Laughter is the only medicine, without side effects.

Stress is something that we are not always conscious of; it can exist on a cellular level and hide, masked by our ingrained insensitivity.

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That's what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.

The grass is not 'greener' on the other side – it is just another shade of green.

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.

God give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, the courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

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