Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.
Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all but are not upset by them.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
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.
It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable.
Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you're waking up to instant stress. You shouldn't be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it's time to start your day.
If you had to define stress, it would not be far off if you said it was the process of living. The process of living is the process of having stress imposed on you and reacting to it.
Exercise relieves stress. Nothing relieves exercise.
You're stressing too much about what might be. Do something to take your mind off thinking about what might never happen.
—Simone Elkeles in Leaving Paradise