Stress Sayings
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  1. A careless word may kindle strife, a cruel word may wreck a life, a timely word may level stress, and a loving word may heal and bless!

  2. A cat's purr is the most effective stress medicine known.

  3. All stressed out and no one to choke!

  4. Any more pressure and I'll turn into a diamond.

  5. Anyone with normal blood pressure today is not in touch with reality.

  6. Caution!  Stress Overload!  May explode at any moment!

  7. Caution.  Mom's stressed!

  8. Chocolate may not reduce stress but at least having your mouth full will keep you from saying something you'll regret.

  9. Chocolate reduces stress and it's so much quieter than throwing a screaming fit.

  10. Don't be afraid of pressure.  Remember that pressure is what turned a lump of coal into a diamond.

  11. Experts say the secret to managing stress is to always finish what you start, so today I finished off a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, a half gallon of triple fudge ice cream, a package of chocolate chip cookies and a fifth of Jack Daniels.  They're right... I feel great!!!

  12. Experts say the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying and driving too fast.  Are they kidding?  That's my idea of a perfect day.

  13. For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. 

  14. God sends no stress that prayer and chocolate cannot handle!

  15. Good Morning.  Let the stress begin.

  16. Hassle with Care!

  17. How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.  -- Spanish Proverb

  18. I can't relax.  Tension is what's holding me together.

  19. I only feel stress three times a day. . . morning, noon and night.

  20. If not for stress, I'd have no energy at all.

  21. If stress burned calories, I'd be a size 5.

  22. If you’re not stressed, you’re not living.

  23. I'm not stressed, just terribly, terribly alert.

  24. I'm not suffering from stress, but I am a carrier.

  25. I'm on a low fat, high stress diet... coffee and fingernails.

  26. In good times, trouble or stress, your angel is there to love and bless.

  27. My ex doesn't have ulcers, but is a carrier! (sub anyone)

  28. My guardian angel watches me in joy, in trouble, in stress. She wraps her wings around me, whispering, "You are special, loved, and blessed."

  29. Not another crisis!  My schedule is already full.

  30. One day at a time is more than I can handle.

  31. One day I will burst my bud of calm and blossom into hysteria!

  32. Please hassle us.  We thrive on stress.

  33. Prescription for Stress:  Garden more, work less.

  34. Prescription for Stress:  Large doses of hugs and kisses several times a day.

  35. Reality is the leading cause of stress.

  36. Simplify!  Less mess, less stress!

  37. Stitch your stress away.  Seamstresses never stress.  They just seam that way!

  38. Stress begins when your gut says "No" and your mouth says "Of course, I'd love to".

  39. Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency. 

  40. Stress is for people who really care.

  41. Stress is like an iceberg.  What you see is only the tip.

  42. Stress is the confusion created when one’s mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately deserves it.

  43. Stress is when we're attacked by several days in one.

  44. Stress is when you wake up screaming and realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.

  45. Stress wouldn’t be so difficult if it came chocolate covered.


  47. Stressed is desserts spelled backwards.

  48. Stressed spelled backwards is desserts.  Coincidence?  I think not!

  49. Stressed!  ME?!?!?!?

  50. Ten best ways to relieve stress:  1. Eat a handful of chocolate.  2. Repeat 9 times.

  51. Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.  -- Chinese Proverb

  52. The politician said, "I have discontinued long speeches since it stresses my throat... several people have threatened to cut it."

  53. The source of stress is not our problems but rather our attitude and approaches to them.

  54. Therapy is expensive.  Popping bubble wrap is cheaper and in many cases just as effective.

  55. There are only two times that I feel stress. . . night and day!

  56. Warning!  I have PMS and I'm all out of chocolate!

  57. When really stressed, pull out your hare. (country saying)

  58. When stressed practice S. L. E. E. P. aka Stress Level Easily Eradicated Plan

  59. When stressed, sedate with chocolate.

  60. When you are troubled or stressed, guardian angels keep you loved and blessed.

  61. When you get a tension headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle... Take two and keep away from children.

  62. Without stress, my life would have no meaning.

More coming!