Quotes About Stress Revisited—Part 3

by Doc Orman, M.D.

For my final collection of great stress quotes that I am revisiting this week, I’ll be  featuring once again eight quotes all from the same author (courtesy of http://www.brainyquote.com ). 

The author of these quotes is Andrew Bernstein, and I recently wrote a post about his excellent book The Myth Of Stress.

Andrew Bernstein Quotes About Stress

We need to distinguish between stress and stimulation. Having deadlines, setting goals, and pushing yourself to perform at capacity are stimulating. Stress is when you’re anxious, upset, or frustrated, which dramatically reduce your ability to perform.

If you’re successful and stressed out, you’re succeeding in spite of your stress, not because of it.

The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances.

The less you think counterfactually, the less you experience stress. Stress, in this light, isn’t a bad thing. It’s simply a warning system telling you that your mind has lost touch with what’s real.

It’s time we learned the truth about stress. It’s time we identified the thoughts that actually create our stress and learned to dismantle them one by one.

You can’t tell yourself that your stress is produced in your head and feel better. You still need to learn how to create a change.

Look closer at the stress in your own life and you can identify that negative emotions are always built on counterfactual statements.

Stress is a byproduct of subconscious beliefs you have about the world. You can’t choose not to believe something. You believe it because you think it’s true. To eliminate stress, you must learn to challenge these beliefs so that you see them differently.

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