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Let's admit it, these are stressful times and sometimes, we need two reminders: a reminder that we're not alone in our stress and a reminder that things will get better. Throughout time, people around the world have been sharing wisdom on how to control your very real and very valid stress. Here are some of the best quotes about stress and how to manage it — we even turned some of them into phone backgrounds for you to save and use as a reminder that things will get better.  

To use them as your screensaver, open this on your mobile and take a screenshot. Then, fit it to your screen. Viola! The perfect way to remember to chill. 

1. The time to relax is when you don't have time for it. – Sydney J. Harris

2. The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James

3. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard

4. For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. – Lily Tomlin

5. You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. – Wayne Dyer

6. The day she let go of the things that were weighing her down, was the day she began to shine the brightest. – Katrina Mayer

7. We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie. – David Mamet

8. Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. – Hermann Hesse

9. If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved then worrying will do you no good. – Shantideva

10. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. – Oprah Winfrey

11. Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff. – Robert Eliot

12. Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate. – Renee Jain 

13. Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. – Chinese proverb

14. Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. – Benjamin Franklin

15. We’ve all had stress creep up on us without even noticing it until we lost it on someone who didn’t deserve it, and then we realize that we probably should have checked in with ourselves a little earlier. — Ariel Garten

16. You are braver than you believe and stronger than you think and smarter than you know. — Christopher Robin

17. We all have those things that even in the midst of stress and disarray, they energize us and give us renewed strength and purpose. These are our passions. — Adam Braun

18. Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life. — Andrew J. Bernstein

19. Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. – Winnie the Pooh

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

21. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. — Natalie Goldberg

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

23. Worrying is like a rocking chair. it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.  — English proverb

24. Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. — Astrid Alauda

25. Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response  is something we can choose. — Maureen Killoran

26. Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.  — Marie Curie

27. Don’t stress the could haves, if it should have, it would have. — Anonymous

28. Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.  — Kahlil Gibran

29. Worrying is like a rocking chair. it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.  — English proverb

30. Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. — Astrid Alauda

31. Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response  is something we can choose. — Maureen Killoran

32. Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. — Anonymous


33. Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.  — Marie Curie

34. Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.  — Kahlil Gibran

35. To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. — Jill Botte Taylor

36. Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate. — Renee Jain

37. These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb. — Najwa Zebian

38. Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know. — Pema Chödrön

39. Stress and confusion come from being busy. Peace and clarity come from slowing down and stilling your waters. — Maxime Lagacé

40. Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. — Anne Lamott

41. When you become a lover of what is, the war is over. — Byron Katie

42. Being scared isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign something matters. — Shane Parrish


43. Tomorrow is overrated. Today is underrated. — Thibaut

44. You know you’re becoming wise when you care more about what you control and less about what you don’t. — Maxime Lagacé

45. The best cure for worry I’ve ever found is making a list and getting to work. — Helena Price Hambrecht

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