Positive Vibes

20 Stress Quotes and Sayings to Reduce Anxiety

Excessive stress and anxiety can leave you feeling overwhelmed.

If this is how you’re feeling right now try to take extra care of yourself by eating well, getting enough sleep, and practicing anxiety reducing techniques.

In addition to this, reading inspirational books and quotes should help to lift your mood and enable you to see things from a better perspective.

So without further ado, here are some popular stress quotes and sayings to help you get through the tough times.

“ Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it – just as we have learned to live with storms.”  Paulo Coelho

“ Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all it is only the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.”  Ali Ibn Abi Talib

“ Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.” William Shakespeare

“ Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” 

Deepak Chopra

“ Every tomorrow has two handles. We can hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”  Henry Ward Beecher

“ You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” Dan Millman

“ Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” Walter Anderson

“ 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

“ Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” Charles Spurgeon 

“ We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. “

Mother Teresa

“ People tend to dwell more on negative things than good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt, and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” Eckhart Tolle  

“ By being yourself, you put something wonderful into the world that was not there before.” Edwin Elliot

“ You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” Wayne Dyer 

“ Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.” Mary Hemingway

“ Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” Grenville Kleiser

“ When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be.” Lao Tzu

“ Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” Marcus Aurelius 

“ Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” Robert Tew

“ Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” Roy Bennett