10 Quotes to Help Put Workplace Stress and Anxiety in Perspective

RL04-03-2015April is Stress Awareness Month in the U.S. and Canada. So, to help kick things off in a positive direction, here are 10 great quotes about handling stress to help you take a deep breath and gain a little perspective on your biggest workplace challenges.

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.
– Leonard Bernstein

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.
– George Bernard Shaw

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
– Mark Twain

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
– Aesop

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
– Marcus Aurelius

Courage is grace under pressure.
– Ernest Hemingway

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So what?” That’s one of my favorite things to say. “So what?”
– Andy Warhol

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired ,and success achieved.
– Helen Keller

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
– Dale Carnegie

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
– Vincent van Gogh

What are some of your favorite quotes about stress? How do you handle workplace anxiety? Let us know in the comments below.

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One Response to 10 Quotes to Help Put Workplace Stress and Anxiety in Perspective

  1. Stressin oireet October 12, 2016 at 6:03 am #

    Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So what?” That’s one of my favorite things to say. “So what?”
    – Andy Warhol

    This is so true! You can think of bad problems as a visitor you don’t want to see who’s behind your front door. You can just slam the door close and let it be, so why not do the same thing inside your head?

    Great collection of quotes.

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