Everyone needs down time, but few of us take it. Whether it’s fear of missing out, or the daily grind of work, our lives are increasingly overscheduled. Get in the mood to decompress with the wise, inspirational, and humorous relaxing quotes below.
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.
Leonardo da Vinci
The mind should be allowed some relaxation, that it may return to its work all the better for the rest.
Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one’s being.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
William S. Burroughs
Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.
Norman Vincent Peale
During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal.
When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
St. Thomas Aquinas
Relax and refuse to let worry and stress rule your life. There is always a solution to every problem. Things will work out for you when you take time to relax, refresh, restore and recharge your soul.
Lailah Gifty Akita
He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.
Henry David Thoreau
Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down the rainbow.
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.