Here are some of Beverly’s favourite quotes on stress…

Relaxed Woman Reading Book On Beach

“Stress Management is not an Event, it is a Life-Long Process.”

“Stress Management works best when treating both the symptoms and the causes of the stress. Treatment of the physical symptoms alone may bring temporary relief, but the underlying stressor will eventually express itself again.”

“Understand that you are not indispensable.”

“Sleep is as essential to our well-being as the air we breathe, or the water we drink.”

“During high stress periods, your nutritional needs increase. Every bite counts towards increasing your body’s ability to decrease or eliminate the negative effects of stress.”

“Humour – For some of us it is a lost art, but it can be one of our most powerful ’coping’ tools. Smile more – fight ‘Terminal Seriousness”

“Someday” is not a day of the week, and if you wait until it arrives, you’ll be waiting a very long time.”

“Life is a juggling act of balancing  stress and stressors with the need for life to be meaningful and interesting. Knowing how to cope with stress comes with practice and determination.”

“By being aware of our priorities, we are able to ensure adequate time for them, and decrease the stress we feel because of them.”

“Avoid blaming others and situations – WE have the ultimate decision on how OUR time will be spent.”

“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”
– Hans Selye

“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

“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.”
– Natalie Goldberg

“It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there is nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.”
– Wayne Dyer

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
– Author Unknown

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

“When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress in our life becomes manageable.”
– Greg Anderson

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
– Etty Hillesum

“For fast-acting relief try slowing down.”
– Lily Tomlin

“Even too much sunshine can be devastating, while only with rain can growth occur. Accept both as part of the growing process in the garden of life.”
– Donald S. Neviaser

“Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!”
– Unknown

“Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.”
– Unknown

“Those who wish to sing, always find a song.”
– Swedish Proverb