As people living in the 21st Century, we are constantly changing hats to fulfill many different roles each day. You might play the part of father, doctor, brother, second baseman, son, citizen of Pennsylvania, and home repairman all in one day. With these many roles and their related responsibilities, it is little wonder that people today have great difficulty finding time to just relax. Although it might sound simplistic to claim that everyone needs time for relaxation, researchers and doctors have found that relaxation is actually necessary for your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Everybody in our endlessly busy modern culture should make it a point to find a relaxation technique that suits their needs and preferences, incorporating that technique into their lives on a regular basis.

Whether you chose to exercise, engage in deep breathing techniques, listen to relaxation CDs or engage in a form of meditation, an activity that releases tension and promotes stress-reduction is essential for your overall wellbeing.
This list of famous and popular quotes about relaxation, rest, and reducing stress might help you get motivated to discover your new relaxation technique.

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” – Aesop, Fables

“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.” – Spanish Proverb

“He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.” – Elbert Hubbard

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” – Bertrand Russell

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, A.A. Milne

“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin

“Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.” – Richard Carlson

“We live longer than our forefathers; but we suffer more from a thousand artificial anxieties and cares. They fatigued only the muscles, we exhaust the finer strength of the nerves.” – Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

“There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life.” – Robert Maclver

“This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.” – Captain J. A. Hadfield

“Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it’s right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.”- Joseph Conrad


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