10 Quotes to Help Keep It In Perspective

We’ve all been there, wondering if life and work will ever let up- maybe we’ve even found ourselves scouring the internet at 1AM for tips to de-stress, or what to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed. While we all cope differently, sometimes a little inspiration goes a long way in honing our time management skills.

With that in mind, here are 10 quotes for dealing with the stresses of everyday life. Sometimes funny, sometimes helpful, these quotes have always helped us keep our cool:

1) “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” -Tim Ferris

2) “‘Blorft’ is an adjective I just made up that means ‘Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.’ I have been blorft every day for the past seven years.” -Tina Fey

3) “I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be inspire me and not terrify me.” –unknown

4) “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” -David Mamet

5) “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

6) “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt

7) “It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?” -Ronald Reagan

8) “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” -Mark Twain

9) “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” -Lao Tzu

10) “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” -Elbert Hubbard