100+ Best Relaxing Quotes for Relaxing the Mind

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Rest and be thankful. – William Wadsworth

If you get tired, learn to rest and not quit. Banksy

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

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can on it. – Danny Kaye

The more relaxed you can get, the better you’ll do. – Isaac Mizrahi

Relaxing Quotes

I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come. — Zig Ziglar

Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. Lao Tzu

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. It is nice to find a place where you can just go and relax. –Moises Arias

If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun. – Katharine Hepburn

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. ― Anonymous

Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming. — Robert Tew

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

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. – Les Brown

It is nice to find a place where you can just go and relax.

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens ― Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within: The Power Within

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

Act the way that you want to feel. — Gretchen Rubin

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. – Etty Hillesum

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

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Breault

I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is. ― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself with stress, anxiety, and fear.― Steve Maraboli

Dolce far niente. It’s sweet doing nothing. Italian Saying

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. – William Feather

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

There is more to life than increasing its speed. — Mahatma Gandhi

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. –Sydney Harris

Repose, leisure, and peace belong among the elements of happiness. Josef Pieper

Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff. – Robert Eliot

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Marthe Troly-Curtin

Looking at beauty in the world is the first step in purifying the mind. ― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Slow down, and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you. – John De Paola

The modern man thinks that everything ought to be done for the sake of something else, and never for its own sake. Bertrand Russell

Take rest; A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid

The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. – Louis E. Boone

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.

Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling ― Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within: The Power Within

No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive. – Dr. Joyce Brothers

When you are at home, even if the chicken is a little burnt, what’s the big deal? Relax. –Jacques Pepin

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

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift – Oprah Winfrey

It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life. ― Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

Give your stress wings and let it fly away.

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

Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side.– Heather Stillufsen

I think about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing, and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy. –Rick Allen

No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself. Virginia Woolf

Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective. – Doe Zantamata

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude. ― James Joyce, Dubliners

You must know ahead of time; that there will be setbacks. When they come, relax! This is the key to getting back on track quickly and staying on track longer. -Tamara Tilleman, Positive Mental Attitude

Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. — Kahlil Gibran

With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor. –Hugh Grant

I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats. Eckhart Tolle

It’s not the daily increase but the daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. – Bruce Lee

Every moment in our lives is a miracle we should enjoy instead of ignoring. – Yoko Ono

Reclaim your curiosity, and your sense of adventure, and have some fun. Don’t take every moment of your life so seriously. Allow yourself to enjoy life. – Akiroq Brost

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.- Chris Bradford

Doing something positive will help turn your mood around. When you smile, your body relaxes. When you experience human touch and interaction, it eases tension in your body. ― Simone Elkeles, Return to Paradise

While you may have many other responsibilities in life like your family, work, school, or relationships, you should also learn to relax and play. -Christopher Michaels, Think Positive

It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. — Hans Selye

I don’t really think about the degree of difficulty or the possibility of making a mistake I just try to relax and let my preparation and training take over. –Simone Biles

Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.- Mark Black

Just breathing can be such a luxury sometimes. ― Walter Kirn, Up in the Air

Mindfulness is more than just sitting in a quiet room and reflecting, it’s about achieving a state of being alert and focused but still relaxed. -Neal Hoffman, How To Practise Mindfulness

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…Including you. — Anne Lamott

Our obsession with speed, with cramming more and more into every minute, means that we race through life instead of actually living it. Our health, diet, and relationships suffer we make mistakes at work we struggle to relax, to enjoy the moment, and even to get a decent night’s sleep. –Carl Honore

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.

The mind should be allowed some relaxation, so that it may return to its work all the better for the rest.

The journey is never-ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. – Antonio Brown

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.- Mandy Hale

Work. Don’t Think. Relax. ― Ray Bradbury

If you can stay in a tranquil state calm down your mind and relax for some time, you can send positive suggestions to your subconscious mind and completely change your behavior patterns and change various habits. This is the power of your mind.- James Stafford, Motivate your mind.

Winning the Outstanding Contribution award is great because you know you have won in advance previously, I was really nervous during the ceremony because you have no idea if you are going to get called up on stage this time I could relax and enjoy myself. –Tom Jones

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

Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.– Eckhart Tolle

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness—it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brené Brown

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself Waldo Emerson

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. ― Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

Relax. Enjoy the moment. Be yourself.- Gene Coates, Jeannette Murueta, Medical

Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. — Sonia Ricotte

A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health. — Dalai Lama

You have to relax when you’re shooting an arrow. You can’t be tense. And that just helps, in your day-to-day life. –Stephen Amell

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

If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. – Jim Carrey

I think it best in a hot bath, with my head tilted back and my feet up high. ― Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong

Exploring new places is a great way to relax and clear your mind. -Holly R. Patrick, The International Student’s Guide to Studying in the United

When I first started out all the attention could be a bit unnerving, especially when people stared now I find the best thing is to just relax. Being recognized is just something you have to get used to. –Tom Cruise

If you do what you love, it is the best way to relax. Christian Louboutin

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

The great science of living happily is to live in the present. – Pythagoras

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

Goldfinger could not have known that high tension was Bond’s natural way of life and that pressure and danger relaxed him. ― Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

Although it is important that we be productive citizens and put in time at work, maybe we need to respect the importance of leisure time and relaxation a little more. Sage Wilcox, The 2-Hour Vacation

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Take a deep breath. Inhale peace. Exhale happiness. – A.D. Posey

Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you. — John De Paola

It can feel like such a hectic lifestyle. We are always busy and always under pressure so giving myself that 10 minutes of meditation each day has really helped me to relax, restore some perspective, and gain that meditative state. –Jos Buttler

Time is a game played beautifully by children. Heraclitus

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment, and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. – Gilda Radner

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

As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep. ― Akiroq Brost

As a smile can literally relax and lighten a tight face (it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown), an inner smile can help relax a tight mind. It is a small way in which to take the optimist’s choice. Candy Paull, The Heart of Abundance

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