3 Quotes to Help Overcome Stress

When I become frustrated by a situation I often turn to a friend to bitch to and let off some steam. Most times this tactic saves me some sanity. Other times I end up working myself up into a stressed induced madness. When thinking about life issues sometimes I feel paralyzed by circumstance, overwhelmed by decision and on occasion even more frustrated than when I began. I’m not even being dramatic, stress is a real thing I swear it!

Maybe when I get little older things like work, bills, friends, and society won’t bother me so much. Maybe when I mature, I won’t care so much about the things that worry me now. Or maybe I will just become so accustomed to the stress that it will become a familiar place, easier to manage due to my comfort with it. I often hear people say “you will get used to it”. What does that even mean? Get used to misery? I don’t think so! I would rather find a different way.

I refuse to believe that life stress will lead me or anyone else into a state of acceptance and tolerance of unhappiness and worry. Not if you strive to remember the positive in life. And I plan to fight the battle and win over my stressful states whenever issues arise. Fight on dearest soul, fight on!

In this nasty battle against nasty circumstances, low moral, work problems, drama or any other factor adding to stress I find the only tactic that saves me is relaxation. Taking a minute and remembering to keep things light in life, to breath and just relax.

It is just one strategy to help keep things on the right path and ease my stress in the big bad world. These three quotes are helpful in reminding me to chill out and focus on the positive.


Remembering the messages within these quotes is one way to keep me from feeling overwhelmed and fighting off stress. It is difficult to remain optimistic, positive or to see the brightness through a somewhat dark situation but keeping in mind the messages contained above is one way I plan on doing just that.

What are your thoughts on stress and the importance of relaxation? What keeps you motivated to stay positive?

Check out more techniques to help you relax in this handy little book Relaxation: Relaxation Techniques To Instantly Make You Feel Better.


  1. cicorm | 6th Oct 15

    The quote you put up is nice: “Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life” is absolutely true, Steph! 🙂

    • StephJ | 6th Oct 15

      Thanks! That one is my favorite 🙂

  2. Ordinary Soul | 6th Oct 15

    Great reminder! Thank you! Hope you don’t mind me sharing this on my blog 🙂

    • StephJ | 6th Oct 15

      No Problem! Cheers!

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  4. Zahid Aramai | 6th Oct 15

    Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Prof. Mitch | 6th Oct 15

    Excellent post. Thanks.
    When things spin out of control, ask yourself this simple question:
    “Am I Stilling Breathing?”
    then give yourself 5 seconds and focus on your breath.

  6. Enlightenment Angels | 6th Oct 15

    Reblogged this on ENLIGHTENMENT ANGELS.

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    Hi there, I have nominated you for the one lovely blog award. http://themeekchic.com/2015/10/06/one-lovely-blog-award/

    • StephJ | 7th Oct 15

      Yay! Thank you so much 🙂

  8. randomgs | 21st Oct 15

    Reblogged this on Kool Kenatro (Bajan13K) and commented:
    Worth a read — relax to reduce stress and prevent distress and demit of staff into stress-ors.

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  10. Jill @ RunEatSnap | 5th Oct 16

    The second one is so true! I am constantly thinking about things from the past and/or worrying about the future. It is so hard for me to be present!

    • StephJ | 5th Oct 16

      I am also really guilty of this. It is nice to have a reminder that those thoughts are not necessary.

  11. sadelee | 5th Oct 16

    I love me a good inspirational! They can just turn a bad day right around. Thanks for the reminder that its just a bad day.

    • StephJ | 5th Oct 16

      No problem! Everyone needs a reminder every now and then!

  12. Brittany | 5th Oct 16

    Love these quotes!

  13. Rachel Gault (@rachelgault) | 5th Oct 16

    Love this! It’s so important to take a step back when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

  14. lizziemcculla | 6th Oct 16

    This is a great post! I try to always remember that everything happens for a reason and going through stressful times will make me stronger at the end of the day. I feel more confident in myself once I overcome a stressful time at work or home. Taking everything one step at a time and remembering to live everyday with a positive attitude helps too. I tend to try and make people laugh when I’m having a bad day. Other people’s laughter makes my day a little brighter 🙂

    • StephJ | 6th Oct 16

      That is a great outlook to have. So very true! Overcoming hard times can make you stronger if you do manage to gain something positive from that hard time. It sounds like you have the right attitude, many people can become bitter and negative due to stress so it’s good to be self aware 🙂

  15. Ashleigh | 6th Oct 16

    These three quotes are wonderful and very nice for those days when I’m completely overwhelmed. I will have to pin this for when I need it, thank you for shairng!!

    • StephJ | 6th Oct 16

      thanks! I find them useful for when I am feeling overwhelmed!

  16. Samantha Kinzie | 6th Oct 16

    Great insights on stress. These quotes really put things into perspective!

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