13 Inspirational Quotes for When You Feel Stressed at Work


The daily grind of work can be so exhausting, especially when we are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or burned out. At times it can be tough to keep our heads up and push on through the day. Feelings of overwhelm, stress, or burn out at work is incredibly common. This can be extremely taxing on not only our mental health, but also our physical and emotional well-being.

It's important to have a support system when we're feeling this way - whether that's friends, family, or a professional therapist. But it's also helpful to have some inspiring quotes to keep us positive!


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That's why it's important to have a few inspirational quotes to help us keep positive during these tough times. In this blog post, we will share 13 inspirational quotes to help you keep your head up when you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or burned out at work.



13 inspirational quotes for when you feel stressed at work


  1. “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” – Adam Osborne

  2. “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 your circumstances.” ―Andrew Bernstein

  3. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”―David Allen

  4. "Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”– Drew Houston

  5. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.”– Tom Kelley

  6. “Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response TO what happens. And RESPONSE is something we can choose.”— Maureen Killoran

  7. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” – Henry Ford

  8. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Ryun

  9. "The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving

  10. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar

  11. “Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we’re taking on too much, but because we’re taking on too little of what really strengthens us.” — Marcus Buckingham

  12. “With a fixed mindset, you believe you are who you are and you cannot change. This creates problems when you’re challenged because anything that appears to be more than you can handle is bound to make you feel hopeless and overwhelmed.” - Travis Bradberry

  13. "Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” — Paulo Coelho


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We hope these quotes inspire and motivate you during your career journey! Please share with someone you know who needs a little inspiration right now. Remember that you are not alone in feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or burnt out at work. These negative emotions are incredibly common. But with a positive attitude and some hard work, you can overcome anything!












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