Relaxation Quotes

Relaxation Quotes
I’ll bet that if you’re like most people, you need to relax a bit more.  Though we also need to push ourselves to accomplish more, we have to take some time to stop and smell the roses.

These relaxation quotes may be exactly what you need right now:

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. -Sylvia Plath

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. -Jim Goodwin

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. -Margaret Fuller

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. -Lily Tomlin

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Give your stress wings and let it fly away. -Terri Guillemets

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.  -Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

There is more to life than increasing its speed. -Mohandas K. Gandhi

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. -Anatole France

Sometimes the cure for restlessness is rest. -Colleen Wainwright

What’s the use of worrying? It never was worthwhile. -George Asaf

I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace. -Joseph Conrad

If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness. -Julie-Jeanne-Eleonore de Lespinasse

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. -Robert J. Sawyer

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate. -Henry David Thoreau

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run. -George Matthew Adams

True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me. -Gustav Klimt

Life is short, wear tropical shirts. -Marc Lampe

How about you?  Are you taking enough time to relax?  Please comment below.

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  1. Dear Shawn,
    I like your quotes so much but I have a complaint to you that I have not received your mail everyday, So please try to send me atleast one quote every day.
    Thanks

    • Umakant, I don’t send the emails everyday. I *used* to post one everyday on Twitter and Facebook, so you’re much more likely to see them there on a more frequent basis. Just go click on the “Like” button in the Facebook box up above. That’s probably your best bet. And I’ll try to post more often. Thanks!

  2. Hi there, Say you didn’t happen to be camping at Darien Lake Resort, were you? We moved from Rochester, NY to Sioux City, Iowa 2 years ago, and still think of Rochester as home because of family left behind. I don’t think we would ever move back there again but we did spend a long time there, from 1981 to 2008. I used to work for Kodak but things were not going well there so we moved on. Thanks for the uplifting quotes. Keep them coming.

    Gary
    “In GOD We Trust”
    Do you?

    • No, not near Darien Lake, but we might go there sometime. We were at the KOA down near Canandaigua, actually. Nice place…but I’m sure there are nicer.

  3. Love these! Lots of great quotes – it’s so easy to forget to take time out sometimes!! Thanks 🙂

  4. This is great reading for anytime. What jumped out at me was:
    What’s the use of worrying? It never was worthwhile. -George Asaf
    Also I have two to add by Deepak Chopra: “In the middle of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” Also like this one: “Meditation is a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”

  5. I have started a club..’Not Too Busy Club”. To belong you have to pledge not to say that you are ‘busy’. You have to take responsibility for your life and scheduling. You have to accept what you do and no complaining and last but not least never describe yourself by the four letter word …busy…because we are too important to be discribed by a little four letter word. I have started realizing all of the important things that I choose to do…and take charge of my life and what I choose to have in it. It has been great!

  6. Hi Shawn,

    I am glad you had a nice weekend. I like this quote below,
    Give your stress wings and let it fly away. -Terri Guillemets

    In life, we cannot avoid stress espcially at work when it becomes too demanding. Before, i found this unsual way to release stress ” I curse!” But as i grow older i try to manage it, simple steps ” inhale, exhale and rest”

    May you have an unstressful day today!

  7. Hi Shawn,
    Relaxing, Ha! What’s that again? just kidding; I’m trying to make that more of priority these days. Glad to hear you had a great week/weekend. Haven’t been camping this summer, but have been Hiking the Garden of the Gods in Colorado…Simply stunning and beautiful place. These are great quotes here. What I love most about your quotes are that they are mindful and small reminders….to use daily. Have a great week…relaxing as much as you can…of course.

  8. Hello Shawm,

    Glad to hear you had a lovely week-end. I believe I need one after helping my youngest son and his beautiful wife, who is pregnant move into their new home. Given the fact that everyone works, except me since I am retired, his brothers and I did it all the work in the evenings, pack, unpack, dust and clean. The larger furniture was taken by movers but you would be surprised the amount of small things that we humans have, smile!

    Now about relaxation:

    Relaxation is perhaps the single most important key to health and well-being. It is the antidote to stress which is known to contribute to the development of disease. When we relax, our body has an opportunity to unwind. The benefits of relaxation have been well researched. Although our mind and body need it, finding time for many is never easy.

    Great quotes Shawn they touch upon every aspect of relaxation.

    The things that make me relax is spending time with my family and friends, listening to music, writing poetry, walking along the shore line, looking up at all the stars twinkling above, sitting on the beach at night, listening to the waves tumbling in under a magical full moon with a soft breeze caressing my body. I surrender to the beauty of nature with my mind body and soul.

    Life is precious and very fragile, we have so much to be thankful for. Time passes so quickly, so make your memories they are such a beautiful gift, just sharing your love and your life with family and friends.

    One day I will make it short, smile!

    • Hey, don’t worry about making your words short! I love everything you have to say! And I hope your fellow readers enjoy your words too. I keep forgetting if you told me that you’ve written a book or not…but you could, or should!

  9. Here’s one from Rudyard Kipling that changed my look on life: “More men have killed themselves from overwork than the importance of the world justifies”.

  10. Hi Shawn,

    Smile! Yes I did write a book of poems, it was to help me keep my mind occupied after my surgery for uterus and ovarian cancer.
    The title of my book is:
    “My Journey Through Life Love and Passion”. Published by: soulasylumpoetry

    Take care!

    • Ah yes! I remember our conversations about this now. Your publisher is in Ontario, right? I also mentioned “Soul Asylum” is the name of a successful musical group that I *think* was also Canadian. Ah yes, http://www.soulasylumpoetry.com and they’re from a nice area called Jackson’s Point; I love driving around there on the south side of Lake Simcoe. It’s like another world, especially when you drive along the lake with your windows down; if you go slow, you can hear the water lapping up onto the shore. You know, whenever you comment, you should enter in the link to your book. If you don’t, do you mind if I do it for you?

      • Hi Shawn,

        Yes so very true, you remember our discussion very well.
        That is very kind of you to allow me to promote my book, thank you. I believe I can manage that, I don’t want to impose on your time.

        Enjoy your week-end, I’m having a quiet one, rest and relaxation.

        I was wondering if you would be interested in receiving some fantastic photos and pictures of Australia, even a map, this will help you to see which state the pictures came from. You will be able to see how this country “down under” as everyone seems to call it looks like.

        There is a song I learned at school about Australia which I still love, It is in fact a poem but the children who were only 8 years old the nuns taught us to sing it. I would like to share the words with you.

        My Country
        The love of field and coppice,
        Of green and shaded lanes.
        Of ordered woods and gardens
        Is running in your veins,
        Strong love of grey-blue distance
        Brown streams and soft dim skies
        I know but cannot share it,
        My love is otherwise.

        I love a sunburnt country,
        A land of sweeping plains,
        Of ragged mountain ranges,
        Of droughts and flooding rains.
        I love her far horizons,
        I love her jewel-sea,
        Her beauty and her terror –
        The wide brown land for me!

        A stark white ring-barked forest
        All tragic to the moon,
        The sapphire-misted mountains,
        The hot gold hush of noon.
        Green tangle of the brushes,
        Where lithe lianas coil,
        And orchids deck the tree-tops
        And ferns the warm dark soil.

        Core of my heart, my country!
        Her pitiless blue sky,
        When sick at heart, around us,
        We see the cattle die –
        But then the grey clouds gather,
        And we can bless again
        The drumming of an army,
        The steady, soaking rain.

        Core of my heart, my country!
        Land of the Rainbow Gold,
        For flood and fire and famine,
        She pays us back threefold –
        Over the thirsty paddocks,
        Watch, after many days,
        The filmy veil of greenness
        That thickens as we gaze.

        An opal-hearted country,
        A wilful, lavish land –
        All you who have not loved her,
        You will not understand –
        Though earth holds many splendours,
        Wherever I may die,
        I know to what brown country
        My homing thoughts will fly.

        by Dorothea Mackellar
        1885-1968, written in 1904

        • Very nice poem/song; it sounds like it could be a national anthem. 🙂 Yes, I’d love to see some photos and a map of your province. But how do you propose to get them to me? Do you have them uploaded to a flickr account or something like that?

  11. Hi Shawn,

    I usually sent them to my friends through my email to their email address. I do not sent forwards as they create spam and I do not believe in chain emails. This would only be pictures and photos of my country but it is up to you and whatever you feel comfortable with.

    Enjoy your day, take care, Lee