Take a Break and Relax – quotes

Taking a break is very important for our health and well-being. It takes our mind away from everyday stress, refreshes us and let our brain to process the information we were bombarded by for the whole day.  So put your feet up and relax. Forget for a moment about the world around and just take few deep breaths. In… and out… and again…  Ahhhh……

When did you last time give yourself a break? You should do it on regular basis.

To inspire you for your next break I found for you some motivational quotes about relaxing, taking break, resting and managing stress. I hope you enjoy!


“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, The Use Of Life

“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.”
― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000

“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.”
― Alan Cohen

“The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever.”
― May Sarton

“No matter how strong or strong-willed you are, you cannot live a stressful, maxed-out life without that pace eventually biting you in the butt. It is necessary to take breaks, set parameters, and be kind to yourself if you want to continue making an impact in your little corner of the world.”
― Cynthia Mendenhall, Spunkify Your Life: 8 Secrets to Living with More Focus, Fascination, and Fun

“One day a week I seek to rest
from earthly toil and sorrow.
Revitalized, I find the strength
to battle new tomorrows.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

“The paradox of relaxation is the renewal of mind; rekindle of spirit and revitalize of strength.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“I still need some more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.”
― Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway on Writing

“Rest and comfort are two different things. Rest is a planned temporary time to refresh and refocus the leader. Comfort is when you settle into unproductive routines and accept satisfactory or unsatisfactory results.”
― Gary Rohrmayer

“Relaxing after intense effort not only provides an opportunity to rejuvenate, but also to metabolise and embed learning.”
― Malti Bhojwani, The Mind Spa Ignite Your Inner Life Coach

“Managing our stress and our rest is a sign of living wisely. Refueling as a way to find joy, to create pleasure, and to celebrate life in the midst of all its demands fills our hearts with renewed hope. When we take the time to breathe, listen, and rest from the daily grind to see miracles bubbling up in our lives.”
― Sally Clarkson

“You rest now. Rest for longer than you are used to resting. Make a stillness around you, a field of peace. Your best work, the best time of your life will grow out of this peace.”
― Peter Heller, The Painter

“Rest, nature, books, music…such is my idea of happiness.”
― Leo Tolstoy

“If a solution fails to appear … and yet we feel success is just around the corner, try resting for a while. … Like the early morning frost, this intellectual refreshment withers the parasitic and nasty vegetation that smothers the good seed. Bursting forth at last is the flower of truth.”
― Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Advice for a Young Investigator



So what do you think? Did you enjoy it? Have you found something to inspire you?

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8 thoughts on “Take a Break and Relax – quotes

  1. Hi, Elektra!
    Thank you for sharing! It is a great reminder to take a break from time to time and relax. This article is inspirational!
    I agree that taking a break is very important for our well-being. If we want to be happy, we need to learn to relax and enjoy! We can let go of stress by relaxing.
    Thanks again! Have a great day!

  2. Hi! Thanks for this delightful article on taking a break.

    All too often, I have found myself working at the computer for hours upon hours without taking a break. I know. It’s bad.

    I particularly like this quote, “Rest and comfort are two different things. Rest is a planned temporary time to refresh and refocus the leader. Comfort is when you settle into unproductive routines and accept satisfactory or unsatisfactory results.” I always used to thing of breaks as “comfort.” Now I see otherwise.

    Do you think breaks should be scheduled or whenever you think you need one?

    1. Appreciate your comment! About your question- I think it depends on the person, what better suit the personality type. Some people feel better when things are scheduled, some prefer whenever they feel like it approach. As long as you take your breaks, it does not matter. 

  3. I love these relaxation quotes! Life is just so busy and it seems as though all we do is go, go, go. I find people are so busy now that when they do have a moment, they just don’t know how to relax. But relaxation and meditation are so important! Important physically and especially mentally. Thanks for the quotes and the reminder of why we all need to take a break sometimes!

  4. These are just too nice! I found you while looking for quotes to go along some pictures I’m planning to post on my social media. If you (and the authors) don’t mind I’ll borrow them. My goal is to connect my “fans” with the importance of rest (meditation), and how beneficial to the body it is. The goal is to emphasize the importance to regularly step out of our busy lives to put our minds to rest.
    Thanks, I appreciate you taking the time to put this wonderful site together.

    1. Appreciate your comment Markus!
      Please do share the quotes, lets spread the good words around 🙂
      I love meditation and the idea to share the benefits of it and taking a rest from busy life.
      Even the short few minutes escape counts for our body and mind.
      Good luck with your social media!

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