Tag Archives: tension

Pressure

Pressure usually represents opportunity.
Jimmy Connors

I like added pressure. It makes me work harder.
Mary Lou Retton

Pressure is neither good nor bad. You can convert pressure into negative tension and worry – or positive expectation and enthusiasm. It’s a choice you make yourself.
Edge Keynote

You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.
James Bilkey

It’s important that you don’t fear pressure: You should embrace it. It brings out the best in all of us. You want it every day of your working life. You want to feel that each day you are under a microscope, that you are involved in something that’s important.
Rick Pitino

The Importance of Leisure

If you would be free from nervous tension and live a healthier life, widen your interests, broaden yourself. There is a rich world around you in books, paintings, music, sports and most important, people.
Norman Vincent Peale

I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world.
Comte de Mirabeau

The superficiality of the American is the result of his hustling. It needs leisure to think things out; it needs leisure to mature. People in a hurry cannot think, cannot grow.
Eric Hoffer

Games lubricate the body and the mind.
Benjamin Franklin

Bowmen bend their bows when they wish to shoot; unbrace them when the shooting is over. Were they kept always strung they would break and fail the archer in time of need. So it is with men. If they give themselves constantly to serious work, and never indulge awhile in pastime or sport, they lose their senses and become mad.
Herodotus

The Power of Laughter

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.
William James

During the hard times in my life, laughter has been the language of hope.
Barbara Johnson

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing, after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Mark Twain

Laugh every day, it’s like inner jogging.
Anonymous

Remember that laughter can brighten a cloudy day, lighten a heavy load and release the tension in a tight moment. Besides, laughter is attractive. Try it and see how much prettier you look. Laughter is appealing.
Patsy Clairmont

Retirement

Never plan to retire, no matter what age you reach. The day you decide to stop growing and contributing to your world, you begin to rust.
John Maxwell

The life span is short for people who retire, looking for a tensionless state. Life is sustained by tension between where we are now and where we want to be – some goal worth struggling for.
Stephen Covey

Christians should never retire. They may leave their paying jobs or change vocations, but their newfound freedom should not be used exclusively for self-indulgence and entertainment. Instead, it should become a vehicle for fulfilling God’s call to service.
Ron Blue

Everybody wants to retire early. Well, I’ve seen early retirement, and it’s not pretty. These 50-year-old guys hang out at the club constantly, because they have nowhere else to go. They get sick of golf; you never see them smiling when they’re coming up 18. Don’t retire. Leisure time is dangerous. You might wind up inside a bottle of bourbon. You are put on this earth to produce, so get with it.
Jackie Burke

The Importance of Relaxation

Rest, relaxation, play and reflection are vital to our overall well being. Taking a time-out means making an investment in yourself. The investment you make in yourself today will determine the quality of your life in the days and years to come.
Joan Lunden

I try to keep my life in perspective, remembering to sit back and relax.
Tiger Woods

Short periods of relaxation throughout the day can break tension and give your subconscious a chance to work. Read a magazine article; listen to a language tape; work on a crossword puzzle. This is not wasting time; it is keeping your mind in top condition through relaxation.
Napoleon Hill

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer, since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller. More of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony or proportion is more readily seen.
Leonardo da Vinci

Time for Yourself

Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more effect on economic well-being than any other single factor.
Paul Hawken

If you find that you are overwhelmed with responsibility to the point of mild insanity, learn to give yourself a “time-out.”
Joan Lunden

Don’t waste alone time. If for some odd reason, I find myself alone in our house, besides shouting “Whoo-hoo!” in my head, I resist the urge to do something productive. This is not the time to throw in a load of laundry or tidy up the house. Instead, I do something I can’t do when the kids or my husband are home.
Laura Stack

True silence is the rest of the mind: it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn

A warm bath, massage or a little pampering can go a long way toward making the week’s tensions melt away. Listening to good music, eating sumptuous meals and relaxing with friends can also help restore balance amid the frenzy. These feel-good experiences can help sustain us in the long run.
Dr. Paul Donahue

Pressure

Pressure usually represents opportunity.
Jimmy Connors

I like added pressure. It makes me work harder.
Mary Lou Retton

Pressure is neither good nor bad. You can convert pressure into negative tension and worry – or positive expectation and enthusiasm. It’s a choice you make yourself.
Edge Keynote

You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.
James Bilkey

It’s important that you don’t fear pressure: You should embrace it. It brings out the best in all of us. You want it every day of your working life. You want to feel that each day you are under a microscope, that you are involved in something that’s important.
Rick Pitino