quotes tagged with 'stress'

“ I don’t know how I’m going to keep up with all my work. The tip of my head is above the water but the rest of me is underneath.”

Author: Sam Bush, Source: www.samsquotes.comSaved by farnworth in work stress 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.

Author: Natalie Goldberg, Source: Natalie GoldbergSaved by wordlovergirl in relax stress 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

One’s life … cannot be both faith-filled and stress-free. …


Therefore, how can you and I really expect to glide naively through life, as if to say, ‘Lord, give me experience, but not grief, not sorrow, not pain, not opposition, not betrayal, and certainly not to be forsaken. Keep from me, Lord, all those experiences which made Thee what Thou art! Then let me come and dwell with Thee and fully share Thy joy!’ …


Real faith … is required to endure this necessary but painful developmental process.

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: “Lest Ye Be Wearied and Faint in Your Minds,” Ensign, May 1991, 88, 90.Saved by mlsscaress in happiness faith process experience sorrow effort endure pain fullness develop stress grief 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There are two real tests of the strength and quality of any relationship. The first comes under conditions of stress and strain. When all is fine, when the sun is shining, no deep-root relationship structure is required. Appearances seem sufficient, but when the storm breaks, appearances are thrown to the wind, and in the winds that blow then some of us lash out with an ugliness held deep within. We may wound - and wound deeply - the tender sensitive feelings of our spouses or children or others and thereby teach them to be defensive and guarded against such hurts in the future.


...The other test of the quality of relationship is found in the little things of every day, little courtesies, little acts of kindness, the give and take in little moments.


"Men best show their character in trifles, when they are not on their guard...It is in insignificant matters, and in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feeling of others, and denies nothing to itself." (Arthur Schopenhauer.)

Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, p.40Saved by mlsscaress in defense strength kindness relationship test structure guard moments stress quality strain deeproot courtesies 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Eustress, on the other hand, is a word most of you have probably never heard. Eu-, a Greek prefix for "healthy," is used in the same sense in the word "eupohoria." Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress-stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth.
Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour Work Week, p. 37Saved by mlsscaress in positive motivation growth stress healthy eustress productive stimulus 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is not always easy to achieve appropriate balance. In addition to what we read in the newspapers, we can bring right into our homes in color most of the problems of an entire world. We also have our own personal ups and downs and challenges. The stresses of life are real and rather constant.

There is, however, a defense against adversity: humor. A thoughtful man said, “There is certainly no defence against adverse fortune which is, on the whole, so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.”

...Cultivating good humor may be helpful in finding our own identity. Young people who are trying to find out who they really are often have concerns as to their ability to meet and cope with the challenges that confront them and that lie ahead. They will find that it is easier to ride over the bumps and come quickly to their own identity if they cultivate the good humor that comes naturally. It is important that we all learn to laugh at ourselves.
Author: President James E. Faust, Source: “The Need for Balance in Our Lives,” Ensign, Mar 2000, 2. http...Saved by mlsscaress in defense humor balance challenges identity stress 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Correct conduct under stress is more likely when one has correct expectations about life.

To err by having naive expectations concerning the purposes of life is to err everlastingly. Life is neither a pleasure palace through whose narrow portals we pass briefly, laughingly, and heedlessly before extinction, nor is life a cruel predicament in an immense and sad wasteland. It is the middle (but briefest) estate of the three estates in man's carefully constructed continuum of experience.
Author: Neal A Maxwell, Source: Taking Up the Cross, Firesite BYU 4 Jan 1976: http://speeches....Saved by mlsscaress in experience pleasure conduct expectations stress predicament 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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