37 Relaxing Quotes To Help You Destress (With Beautiful Nature Images)

There are basically two states in which you can exist – a state of relaxation or in a state of stress. Relaxation is a state of expansion. Therefore, when relaxed, your energy expands, you start vibrating at a higher frequency and your body begins to heal and restore itself. In the state of relaxation, you let go of all the accumulated negative energy and regenerate positive energy.

Stress on the other hand is a state of contraction. When in stress, your body uses up energy and slows downs processes related to healing and restoration.

To lead an optimal life, it is crucial that we balance states of stress with states of deep and healing relaxation. In-fact, the more time we spend being relaxed the more abundance and positivity we attract into our life.

37 Relaxing quotes to destress

This article is a collection of 20 relaxing quotes that will help you destress and let go. The quotes are presented on beautiful images of nature that will bring a sense of peace and calm to your being.

1. “Relax. No one else knows what they’re doing either.”

– Ricky Gervais

Relax. No one else knows what they’re doing either.

2. “Rest and be thankful.”

– William Wadsworth

Rest and be thankful.

3. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”

– Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.

4. “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

5. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

– Marthe Troly-Curtin

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

6. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”

– Robert Eliot

Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff.

7. “Take rest; A field that has rested, gives bountiful crop.”

– Ovid

Take rest; A field that has rested, gives bountiful crop.

8. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

– John Lubbock

Rest is not idleness.

9. “Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.”

– Doe Zantamata

Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.

10. “It’s not the daily increase but the daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”

– Bruce Lee

It's not the daily increase but the daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.

11. “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”

– Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

12. “Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”

– Eckhart Tolle

Life isn't as serious as the mind makes it out to be.

13. “Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.”

– Rumi

Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.

14. “The opinion that other people have about you is their problem not yours.”

The opinion that other people have about you is their problem not yours.

15. “Take a deep breath. Inhale peace. Exhale happiness.”

– A.D. Posey

Take a deep breath. Inhale peace. Exhale happiness.

16. “Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.”

– John Lennon

Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream - John Lenon

17. Life is like breathing. If you try to hold it, you’ll lose it. But let it come & go & you’ll always be connected to it.

– Anon

Life is like breathing.

18. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.”

– Bryant McGill

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax. - Bryant McGill

19. “Don’t you simply love going to bed. To curl up warmly in a nice warm bed, in the lovely darkness. That is so restful and then gradually drift away into sleep…”

– C.S. Lewis

Don’t you simply love going to bed. To curl up warmly in a nice warm bed, in the lovely darkness. That is so restful and then gradually drift away into sleep - C.S. Lewis

20. “Every now and then, go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

Every now and then, go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. - Leonardo da Vinci

21. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

– Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. - Lao Tzu

Also Read: 54 quotes on the healing power of nature.

22. “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.”

– Rumi

Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop - let go quote by Rumi

23. “You can find magic, wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

– Dr. Seuss

You can find magic, wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book. - Dr. Seuss

24. “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”

– Jane Austen

Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort. - Jane Austen

25. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

– William S. Burroughs

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. - William S. Burroughs

26. “Your mind is like water. When it is agitated it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.”

– Bill Keane

Your mind is like water. When it is agitated it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear. - Master Oogway quote

27. “There is no wisdom without leisure.”

– W. B. Yeats

There is no wisdom without leisure. -  W. B. Yeats

28. “The sensation of energy expands with increasing relaxation.”

– Ilchi Lee

The sensation of energy expands with increasing relaxation.

Also read: Heal your body through conscious relaxation.

29. “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin.”

– Matthew 6:28

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin.

30. “A massage is just like a movie, really relaxing and a total escape, except in a massage you’re the star. And you don’t miss anything by falling asleep!”

– Elizabeth Jane Howard

A massage is just like a movie, really relaxing and a total escape, except in a massage you're the star. - Elizabeth Jane Howard

31. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”

– Chinese Proverb

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are - Chinese relaxation quote

Also Read: 9 way to relax before going to bed.

32. “I love the magic of a hot bath, how time pauses and every grievance melts away.”

– Richelle E. Goodrich

33. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

– Confucius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

34. “Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.”

– George MacDonald

35. “Inch by inch. Life’s a cinch. Yard by yard. Life is hard.”

– John Updike

Inch by inch. Life's a cinch. Yard by yard. Life is hard.

36. “Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated.”

– Fred Rogers

Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated.

37. “Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax.”

– David Allen

Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax.

Hope these quotes helped you relax and destress. As mentioned in the beginning of this article, relaxation is an absolute requirement for your body (and mind) to heal and restore itself. It is by no means a luxury, it is a necessity.

Also Read: Inner body mediation for intense relaxation and healing.


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