Stress is a tricky emotion and reality that can wreak havoc on your life. From your mind, body, and soul nothing will be aligned when we are under stress. Our bodies react to this emotion differently, for some it is lack of sleep, overeating, our skin may break out, we may experience hair loss, and much more.

It is important to take time out for yourself and really align your life to live as calm as possible. It all starts with a thought, intention, and commitment to check in and be honest with yourself. If there are some things that you need to change, do it so you can live your best life possible. Be gentle with yourself and remember many small steps can create a big change.

Here are ten quotes on living a stress free life.

“Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.” – Marilu Henner

“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.” – Natalie Goldberg

“There’s a lot of stress out there, and to handle it, you just need to believe in yourself; always go back to the person that you know you are, and don’t let anybody tell you any different, because everyone’s special and everyone’s awesome.” – McKayla Maroney

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

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” – Fred “Mister” Rogers

“Bend and you will be whole. Curl and you will be straight. Keep empty and you will be filled. Grow old and you will be renewed.” – The Tao Te Ching

“Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.” – J. K. Rowling

“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.” – Aristotle

“Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life.” – Andrew J. Bernstein

“Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.”  – Boethius

-Yvelette Stines