Ten Quotes to Help Tackle Stress

We can’t avoid stress, but we can change how we react to it. Here are ten quotes from wise folk to help change our perspective.

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” —Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” —Bruce Lee, Martial Artist

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.” —Viggo Mortensen, Actor

Barack and Michelle Obama // 📸: Luke Vargas / Creative Commons

Barack and Michelle Obama // 📸: Luke Vargas / Creative Commons

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” —Barack Obama, Former President

“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” —Lena Horne, Performer and Activist

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

William S Burroughs // 📸: The Mega Agency

William S Burroughs // 📸: The Mega Agency

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answers.” —William S Burroughs, Writer

“The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”—Audrey Hepburn, Actress

“Relax. No-one else knows what they’re doing either.” —Ricky Gervais, Comedian

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