25 Quotes About Staying Calm and Dealing With Stress When Things Are Hard

It’s safe to say that the last few months on planet Earth have been filled with a lot of worry, stress and uncertainty surrounding Coronovirus. Remember that you can get through anything and finding your centre, even amongst hard times, really is possible. Here are 25 quotes about being calm and removing stress.

1. “Breath is the power behind all things…. I breathe in and know that good things will happen.” —Tao Porchon-Lynch

2. “Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” —Hermann Hesse

3. “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

4. “Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is. The only problem in your life if your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.” – Dan Millman

5. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” —Josiah Gilbert Holland

6. “It’s always a good idea to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.” – Paulo Coelho

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

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

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

10. “Stress is caused by being ‘here’ and wanting to be ‘there’.” – Eckhart Tolle

11. “Simply let experience take place very freely, so that your open heart is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion.” —Tsoknyi Rinpoche

12. “Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” —Ziggy Marley

13. “Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds.” —Osho

14. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of troubles in his life, most of which never happened.” – Winston Churchill

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

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

17. “You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

18. “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” —Mikhail Lermontov

19. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” —Thích Nhất Hạnh

20. “Don’t stress the could haves, if it should have, it would have.” – Unknown

21. “The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.” —James Allen

22. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” —William James

23. “Give your stress wings and let it fly away.” —Terri Guillemets

24. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” —Oprah Winfrey

25. “In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life—no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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