For Fast-Acting Relief, Try Slowing Down…

Thanks to all those who read and forwarded and commented on the post on Stress. You can view all the comments here – some very interesting perspectives and useful tips on managing stress. Seeing the level of interest, I have put together some nice quotes on stress:

  • The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.  ~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris
  • Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.  ~Richard Carlson
  • For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.  ~Lily Tomlin
  • The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.  ~Author Unknown
  • One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.  ~Bertrand Russell
  • Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency.  ~Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind
  • Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.  ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne
  • There is more to life than increasing its speed.  ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
  • A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.  ~Aesop, Fables
  • Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.  ~John De Paola
  • How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.  ~Spanish Proverb
  • Stress is poison.  ~Agavé Powers
  • It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.  ~Jerome K. Jerome, The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
  • Sometimes a headache is all in your head.  Relax.  ~Hartman Jule
  • Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.  ~Chinese Proverb
  • Stress is an admission of weakness, a cry of defeat to the world.  ~Carrie Latet

Please share your favorite quotes through comments.

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3 thoughts on “For Fast-Acting Relief, Try Slowing Down…

  1. Calvin Coolidge, 30th US President, said it very well, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Geniuses will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”


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