For ongoing optimal energy, invest in something you love every day. Even a few minutes of pure bliss can keep you uplifted. Let’s face it, you’ll never find the time to do as you wish; you have to make the time – maybe in little chunks.
— Suzanne Zoglio
Pampering yourself is a requirement for peace and happiness.
— Susyn Reeve
Schedule a day of pampering. You need time to yourself to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Do what you love, whether it’s a manicure or a massage or a bike ride or a round of golf. The money invested is well worth the decreased stress level you will experience.
— Laura Stack
You need regular time to be alone, to reflect, to sit quietly. You also need time to talk privately with your spouse or friends. For a short break, go to the bedroom for a nap or soak in the tub. A fifteen-minute time-out can revitalize you.
— Judy Ford
There are a lot of burned-out moms losing the joy of being a parent because they feel guilty about taking the time to receive. Moms feel like they are supposed to sacrifice everything for their families, and I understand that point of view. But, at the same time, if you’re not taking time to receive – body, soul and spirit – eventually you won’t have anything more to give.
— Lisa Whelchel
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
— John Lubbock
He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
— Benjamin Franklin
Rest is an enjoyable reward for hard work, but it is also necessary for continued effort.
— Greg Quinn
Tired people make bad decisions.
— Richard Jenrette
Steal time every day, if you cannot find it in any other way, to lie on the grass, or in a hammock, under a huge tree this lovely month, and relax. What a tonic this is for the soul. What a rest for weary nerves. Our husbands, children, friends – yes, and the nation – will profit by our relaxation. The greatest need today is for calmer homes, and no fireside can be calm unless its guardian is at peace with the world.
— Nell Nichols
I try to have peace of mind. If you have that, you are a mental millionaire. It doesn’t cost anything.
— Chi Chi Rodriguez
Success is being able to come home, lay your head on the pillow and sleep in peace.
— Hershel Walker
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
— John 14:27
Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God no matter what the conflict.
Did I find peace of mind by winning a national championship in basketball in 1964? Then a second, a third, a fourth, and so on? No. I had my peace of mind as a coach long before a national championship was ever won.
— John Wooden
Determination helps you recover from temporary setbacks and keeps you working day after day during those times that you seem to be spinning your wheels.
— Patrick Cohn
When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
— Reginna Brett
A strong will, a settled purpose, an invincible determination can accomplish almost anything; and in this lies the distinction between great men and little men.
— Thomas Fuller
Every time someone tells me I can’t do something, I tell myself I not only can, but must.
— Billie Jean King
What this power is I cannot say, all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
— Alexander Graham Bell
I have long been in the habit of building joy-breaks into the course of my days – allowing myself certain small pleasures for the express purpose of keeping my attitude bright.
— Thomas Kinkade
There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.
— Sylvia Plath
When you feel tired, frazzled, stressed or overwhelmed, it’s important to stop and refresh your spirit and nurture your body. During a “time-out,” you’ll rekindle your spirit and perhaps even receive some important insights.
— Joan Lunden
We often think that it’s okay to work on the weekends or during the evenings, especially if we didn’t have anything else planned. But the truth is that all of us need quality time to replenish our energy.
— Mary Lou Retton
Every human being needs a certain amount of time in which he can be peaceful. Peace may take the form of exercise or reading or any congenial occupation; but the one thing which must not be connected with it is a sense of obligation to do some particular thing at some particular time. I had two hundred letters waiting a few days ago and I deliberately spent two hours reading poetry.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Prayer is our highest privilege, our greatest responsibility and greatest power God has put into our hands.
If you begin with prayer, you can think more clearly and make fewer stupid mistakes.
— Sir John Templeton
I do not know how one could perform this job without getting on bended knee in fervent prayer.
—Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
We kneel, how weak! we rise, how full of power!
— Richard Trench
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
— John Wooden
If popular favor must be paid for by surrender of principles or loss in character, then indeed the price is too high.
— Laura Ingalls Wilder
He who always listens to what other people say about him will never find inner peace.
— Leo Tolstoy
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
— Margaret Thatcher
The point is not to take the world’s opinion as a guiding star but to go one’s way in life and work unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.
— Gustav Mahler
When you find many people applauding you for what you do, and a few condemning, you can be certain that you are on the wrong course because you’re doing the things that fools approve of. When the crowd ridicules and scorns you, you can at least know one thing, that it is at least possible that you are acting wisely.
— E.W. Scripps