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20 Positive Mindset Quotes To Ease Stressful Times

20 Positive Mindset Quotes To Ease Stressful Times

Like us— you are probably feeling a little stressed or uncertain amid current global events. When the going gets tough, it can help to lean into the wisdom of people who manage to look up instead of down during hard times. Look for inspiration in the following quotes to cultivate a fresh mindset—even on darker days!

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1. “We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale

 

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2. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

3. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James

 

4. “The perfect moment is this one.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

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5. “I’m giving you permission to root for yourself, and while you’re at it, root for those around you, too.” – Mindy Kaling

 

6. “These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” – Najwa Zebian

 

7. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling

 

8. “The past does not equal the future unless you live there.” – Tony Robbins

 

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9. “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire

 

10. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler

 

11. “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” – Winston Churchill

 

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12. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

13. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

 

14. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” – Chinese proverb

 

15. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore

 

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16. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

 

17. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” – Robert Eliot

 

18. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

 

19. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

 

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20. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Elizabeth Millard

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Elizabeth Millard has written for Men's Health, SELF, Prevention, Runner's World, and several other health and wellness publications. Based in Northern Minnesota (yes, it's just as cold as you've heard), she's also a rock climber, obstacle course enthusiast, and registered yoga teacher. Follow her on Twitter.

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