9 Quotes on Managing Stress

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Rule #8 in John Medina’s Brain Rules, is about stress:

Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.

Our brains are not meant to withstand chronic stress. We are built to deal with short bursts of stress than last about 30 seconds. Stress not only affects our learning, it can damage our memory, executive function, motor skills, immune responses and our ability to sleep. It can lead to depression and a host of other ills. It can affect school, work, leisure and relationships.

And that is just part of the story. For a more detailed explanation, check out the stress info in the brainrules.net website.

Besides all that, here’s another #3S reason to try relieve stress:

When there is no job related stress, you are more aware of your mate and children, if you are a parent.
~Zig Ziglar

You cannot really achieve Success, Significance and Satisfaction if you are chronically stressed.

Here are 9 quotes on Managing Stress which  reveal how different people approach stress management.

1. Read

Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about.
~Britney Spears

2. Watch your attitude

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

3. Think of something else

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

4. Put your energy into a positive cause

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
~Lee Iacocca

5. Your hobby, profession or vocation (and music!)

I definitely use my music to kind of alleviate my stress and get me through specific moments in time where I’m just being really tough on myself.
~Idina Menzel

6. Physical activity/sports

I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress.
~Dave Chappelle

7. Live in the moment

Live in the moment, day by day, and don’t stress about the future. People are so caught up in looking into the future, that they kind of lose what’s in front of them.
~Jenna Ushkowitz

8. Relax, meditate, exercise

Reduce the stress levels in your life through relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and exercise. You’ll look and feel way better for it.
~Suzanne Somers

9. Laugh

My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress.
~Mahogany SilverRain

How do you manage stress in your life?

Let us discuss.

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About rcullen2015

I am an author, attorney, mediator and Professor of Law at the Santa Clara University. My first book was 'The Leading Lawyer, a Guide to Practicing Law and Leadership'. Now I am working on a book about 3S: Success, Significance and Satisfaction for the 50+ crowd.
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