10 Quotes to Help De-Stress Your Marketing Team
Finding the Right Words
Work can be stressful! Especially when you have the business of promotional marketing at hand. But you can control how you respond to this stress and how it impacts you and even your marketing team. When you feel the stress levels rising, the right words can help you get your priorities in-line.
Here Are 10 Quotes to Help De-Stress Your Marketing Team
1. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
– Charles M. Shultz
We all know that chocolate in moderation can be good for us so why not indulge once in a while. And if you have a co-worker who is struggling a little bit, keep some of those awesome, decadent chocolate hearts in your desk to come to their rescue.
2. “I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.”
Voltaire had it so right! According to scientific evidence, practicing a positive outlook on life can reduce your stress levels and even reduce health risks. So why not make the conscious choice to simply choose happiness.
3. “I enjoy an evening stroll. It helps me to reflect and eases stress.”
– Blac Chyna
Research shows us that connecting with nature is beneficial to happiness. It is not only important to get outside during the day, but it could also be considered a necessary part of a productive, happy and stress-free day.
4. “One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day, but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”
– Viggo Mortensen
Slowing down seems counterintuitive to going fast, but it really works. Taking the time to stand back and think everything through can help you move forward in a more thoughtful and effective manner.
5. “Breath is the power behind all things…. I breathe in and know that good things will happen.”
I have used this technique for years and even taught it to my children. It is so simple to reduce your immediate stress level by just taking a deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. This will activate the “relaxation response” discovered and named by AIS (American Institute of Stress) Founding Trustee and Fellow, Dr. Herbert Benson.
According to the AIS website, “The relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress (e.g., decreases in heart rate, blood pressure, rate of breathing, and muscle tension).”
6. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”
– Charles Spurgeon
Sometimes people seem to get so busy spinning in circles over a problem, that they waste their entire morning, or worse! You know the ones, right? When you feel yourself wasting time worrying about a problem, remember that you are giving away precious time you could be using to slay the day.
7. “Don’t stress. Do your best. Forget the rest.”
In my family, this is actually our family motto. Believing that “all you can do is your best” is an amazing way to de-stress because you internalize and accept that you have done all that could possibly be done.
8. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”
– Walter Anderson
It is amazing how stress-free you can feel when you put your nose to the grindstone and really dig into your work. After all, action IS the antidote to despair.
9. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
If you are harboring feelings of resentment toward someone on your team, it’s time to let it go. If the issue is something that needs to be brought to HR, do it now. If it is something that can be resolved with a simple discussion over coffee or a longer one over lunch, then do it now. Research shows us that forgiveness has a positive impact on cortisol stress levels.
10. “Don’t stress over what you can’t control.”
I saved the best quote for last. I’m not sure this one even needs any type of explanation at all. It is very simple to utilize this quote throughout your day to reduce stress. Simply ask yourself, “do I have any control over this at all?” And if you don’t, move on to things you can control.
You will feel your stress level go down…once you internalize that you can do absolutely nothing about the situation. It is one of the most freeing feelings in the world. And I promise, if you can do it, your stress level will be significantly reduced.
Stress is bad for your health and productivity and just gets in the way of taking care of business. Taking a moment to read and think about any of these quotes can help you and your marketing team de-stress and get back to the task at hand.
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