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51 Stress Awareness Day Quotes To Help You Destress at Work

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Last Updated on 31 August, 2022

Having a job enhances a person's health and outlook on life. However, many people experience so much stress that it surpasses their potential at work, risking their overall well-being.

Workplace stress is an increasing concern worldwide, affecting employee health and productivity. Job-related stress is common, but it can be cured.

And that is why, stress awareness day is observed every year on the first Wednesday of November. This day is specifically dedicated to raising awareness of mental wellness conditions and related concerns.

Read: 8 Tips To Improve Your Mental Well-being During Mental Wellness Month

What is Stress Awareness Day?

Stress Awareness Day is an initiative started by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA). This day is celebrated to educate people on stress, help them identify the cause, and find ways to overcome it.

It is very common for employees to feel under pressure and become overwhelmed by stress.
Also, issues like financial setbacks, employment hurdles, and others contribute significantly to anxiety, stress, and depression. Dealing with regular workplace conflicts, performance pressure, obstacles, and personal problems can also lead to mental fatigue and other health conditions.

The stress awareness day emphasizes reducing the factors mentioned above among employees. Therefore, organizations today celebrate Stress Awareness day to motivate and spread positivity among their employees. They host and implement various events such as seminars, summits, chats, social media blogs, and worldwide online workshops.

Importance of Stress Awareness Day At Work

Stress will always find you, no matter what, especially when you are a 9-5 employee. It plays an undying factor in today’s hustle and bustle. But it's how you deal with stress that has the most impact on your life.

The Importance of this day Can Be Summarized As Follows:

  1. It helps you recognize the source of your stress and might assist you in learning how to manage it.
  2. It helps establish sharing your worries with friends, family, and colleagues to reduce tension.
  3. This day allows you to look at yourself and your life to break down the various stressors.
  4. The major goal of this day is to raise awareness about the importance of personal and organizational well-being, mental health, and stress reduction.

Even though life might get difficult at times, you should always look for reasons to be happy. And, no matter how stressed you are, you must not let it cause you to break down.

Read: Workplace Stress: A Huge Issue For Companies Worldwide

Here is a collection of stress quotes, which will provide you with a little push to better manage your stress.

Let’s Look at Some Positive Quotes to Celebrate Stress Awareness Day


You can’t always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.– Wayne Dyer


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


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


Once you accept, truly accept, that stuff will happen to you, and there is nothing you can do about it; stress miraculously leaves your life.– Srikumar Rao


Problems can be experienced as… a chance for renewal rather than stress.– Marilyn Ferguson


When I’m under stress, I do yoga. It’s when I’m happiest that I have a problem with junk food.– Britney Spears

Read: 7 Office Yoga Poses That Will Help You Relieve Stress And Stay Healthy


There’s a lot of stress… but once you get in the car, all that goes out the window.– Dan Brown


Stress is the trash of modern life we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.– Danzae Pace


Trying to be a perfectionist brings increased stress and hinders performance.– T. Whitmore


One of the best ways to reduce stress is to accept the things that you cannot control.– M. P. Neary


It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.– Tony Robbins


The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.– Richard Bach


We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.– John Newton


Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.– Ovid


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


Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.– David Allen


You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.– Christopher Robin


Take chances, make mistakes–that is how we grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.– Mary Tyler Moore


It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.– Paulo Coelho


Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.– Ziggy Marley


Stress is caused by being “here” but wanting to be "there".– Eckhart Toll


If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.– ntideva


Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.– Hans Selye


Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch 26. you.– John De Paola


Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.– Nelson DeMil


If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.– Dean Smith


If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.– Doug Larson


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.– George Burns


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


How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.– Spanish proverb


One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.– Bertrand Russell


There is more to life than increasing its speed.– Mahatma Gandhi


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


Our mindset matters. It affects everything–from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.– Peter Diamandis


We can boost our immune systems by strengthening our social networks and decreasing stress.– Jane McGonigal


You believe that you live in the world, where in fact the world lives within you.– Deepak Chopra


In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise every day?–Edward Albert


Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.– Nelson DeMille


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


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


I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.– Steve Maraboli


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


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


The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.– James Allen


Creating something I can use is the best stress reliever.– Blake Lively


Faced with stress, too many people feel they have nowhere to turn to, that they don’t have access to the kind of friendships or communities where they can easily and openly share their problems and worries.– Daisaku Ikeda


When stress sets in, and pressure, I focus.– David Hallberg


If you focus on success, you’ll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed.– Deepak Chopra


Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.– Paulo Coelho


Say NO to the demands of the world. Say YES to the longings of your own heart.– Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

Wrap Up

When you know “you only live once,” you realize that obsessing over things you can't control won't help you. It's preferable not to overthink things and go with the flow.

Accepting that stress is a part of life, accepting that you cannot control everything, and maintaining a good attitude are necessary for efficient stress management. You must replace negative ideas with positive ones and be happy with your accomplishments, no matter how minor.

Don't keep your emotions and anxieties hidden, and please share them with your relatives and friends. Sharing your feelings with your family/friends/co-workers might help you get rid of stress.

This article is written by Daina Barman who is a content writer and marketer at Vantage Circle. Besides being an epicure trying to cook every dish possible, she likes to dance her way around everything. To get in touch, reach out to editor@vantagecircle.com

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