Managed Stress

Slow Your Roll

“In the midst of any stressful situation, say or think a series of statements such as, stay calm. Everything’s okay…You’ve handled worse before. Relax and take a deep breath. Take it step by step and don’t rush. I can get help if I need it.” – Amy E. Dean

No Thank You

“The most important reason for your ‘no’ is that you need your downtime so you won’t behave like a jerk because you’re depleted. And you don’t want to battle an appetite spiked by the stress of overcommitment. But that’s your secret; others don’t need that information. So just smile, say no, thank you, and keep moving.” – Holly Mosier

Pattern Interrupt

“Whenever you feel tension mounting up, just smile. You will break the force of tension.” – Dada J.P. Vaswani

Lighten Up

“Laughter helps bring balance to a stressful situation.” – Kala Stevenson

Go Slow to Go Fast

“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

You Can Have What You Want

“We have a right to decide how we want our bodies to look and feel. But unfortunately we do not exercise these rights. Instead, we tend to drift along, victims of our own ignorance of the fact that we can have what we want. If we are willing to take that first step toward developing the self-discipline to govern our thoughts.” – Holly Mosier

Other World

“There are times when we stop – we sit still, we listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.” = James Carroll

Different Story

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

Stress Management 101

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz

Not Today

“There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” – Henry Kissinger