50+ Relaxing Quotes to Soothe Your Mind

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By David Em
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Slow down and soothe your mind with the best relaxing quotes. It’s an excellent way to boost your mood and feel at peace.

Relaxation is good for your mind and body.

There are many ways to relax. You can do breathing exercises, practice mindfulness, or spend time in nature.

Every day, make time to relax and rejuvenate.

The following are the best quotes about relaxation. You’ll find inspiration and ideas to slow down and enjoy life.

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The best mind-relaxing quotes

1. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” -Chinese Proverb

2. “Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting, period. Never do anything else.” -Martha Beck

3. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” -Mahatma Gandhi

4. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” -William S. Burroughs

5. “Don’t make things too complicated. Try to relax, enjoy every moment, get used to everything.” -Angelique Kerber

6. “It’s good to reflect on life and take a step back and sit and relax and do something else.” -Floor Jansen

7. “Relax! Life is beautiful!” -David L. Wolper

8. “It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.” -Moises Arias

9. “The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.” -Charles Barkley

10. “A holiday is an opportunity to journey within. It is also a chance to chill, to relax. It is when I switch on my rest mode.” -Prabhas

11. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” -Sydney J. Harris

12. “I grind and I graft, but I will make sure that I get that time off here and there to unwind and relax and have a life.” -Tulisa

13. “We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.” -Laurie Colwin

14. “Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still.” -Barbara Kingsolver

15. “If you want to relax, watch the clouds pass by if you’re laying on the grass, or sit in front of the creek; just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body.” -Miranda Kerr

16. “I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.” -Voltaire

17. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” -Dalai Lama

18. “Stop. Take three deep breaths and smile everywhere in your body, observing what’s happening in your body. Proceed now with kindness and understanding.” -Deepak Chopra

19. “The only time I waste is time I spend doing something that, in my gut, I know I shouldn’t. If I choose to spend time playing video games or sleeping in, then it’s time well spent, because I chose to do it. I did it for a reason – to relax, to decompress or to feel good, and that was what I wanted to do.” -Simon Sinek

20. “Being in water makes me relax instantly.” -Gabriella Wilde

21. “You need to empty your mind, and relax each other muscle group until you feel peace like you are going to melt into the floor.” -Kasie West

22. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

23. “I like to sit down, relax, have a cup of coffee on the terrace and read a book. I like to travel the world – and I’m lucky to see so much through cycling.” -Marianne Vos

24. “Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.” -John De Paola

25. “It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.” -Paulo Coelho

26. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…Including you.” -Anne Lamott

27. “Think about every good thing in your life right now. Free yourself of worrying. Let go of the anxiety, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.” -Germany Kent

28. “I only really and truly fully relax on my own. Give me a sun lounger, a pool and a sea view, and I’m happy.” -Miranda Hart

29. “I like to be lazy. I do like to be busy and really active, but when that’s done, you can be sure I will be a lazy boy. I like to take time and relax and enjoy life.” -Olivier Theyskens

30. “I am very busy. I work hard all the time. But I also need to relax; I need to disconnect. That’s why I like horse-racing, spending time with my friends. It helps me to recover energy.” -Massimiliano Allegri

31. “Normally, what I do for fun is just nothing. I try to just relax. Normally, it involves just relaxing and reading and maybe going out and meeting up with a friend. I live a very simple existence. I would much rather just sit around and listen to a couple of records and read the paper.” -Colin Hanks

32. “Routines may include taking a warm bath or a relaxing walk in the evening, or practicing meditation and relaxation exercises. Psychologically, the completion of such a practice tells your mind and body that the day’s work is over and you are free to relax and sleep.” -Andrew Weil

33. “Just true to form with life sometimes – what you’re trying to do doesn’t necessarily work out, but what ends up happening can be a lot better. I just relax and say whatever is going to happen – happens.” -Tyler Hilton

34. “I relax, meditate and do 80 minutes of yoga every day.” -Janice Dickinson

35. “I think there’s a time to work, and everyone has to kind of adjust. And then there’s a time to relax, and be the mom or take the kids on vacation when you need to wind down. So it’s a matter of planning, and being able to map out your year or your week or let’s start with the day. It is just being multi-tasking and being available.” -Vanessa Williams

36. “Once you get to that point when you can just be yourself and relax, I just think that you’re so much happier in general.” -Jacqueline Emerson

37. “It’s good for your body to have a break. Even when you’re training, you have to have a cheat day every week. The body reacts better to training if you give it intervals of not training, or you relax the diet.” -Luke Evans

38. “Weekends are sacred for me. They’re the perfect time to relax and spend time with family and friends.” -Marcus Samuelsson

39. “It’s nice when I have days off to go home and relax and literally take the weight off my shoulders and enjoy the simple things.” -Seth Rollins

40. “To relax, I do yoga and meditate and do little math problems, and it’s fun to check that part of your brain off and turn on a different part.” -David Alpay

41. “There are certain things that make me relax, like writing my journal. That’s the only time that I’m relaxing. It’s the only time I really get to examine myself.” -Jessica Simpson

42. “I use music in the operating room to help create a healing environment for patients and staff. There is a reason that certain heart rates are healthy and certain beats of music heal and relax us.” -Bernie Siegel

43. “I’ve learned to relax more. Everybody feels pressure in what they do, maybe mine is just a little different because there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish what I want to.” -Tom Cruise

44. “I absolutely love to relax and have fun. I like socializing; I like chatting. I like dancing, mixing with friends.” -Gwendoline Christie

45. “I relax by catching up with my friends and family. When I am at home in Ibiza, I find the contrast of living on a divided island relaxing – with beauty and tranquillity in the north and a sense of fun, shallowness and celebration in the south.” -James Blunt

46. “Time passes so fast. Make time to be still.” -Lailah Gifty Akita

47. “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” -Roy T. Bennett

48. “I’m trying to stay focused on what I’m doing. I don’t want a whole lot of things going on – people to call back, or text messages or whatever. I chill out, relax a little bit, and then I don’t have those issues.” -Nate Diaz

49. “One of the easiest ways to reduce your stress and unwind after a difficult day, or even on a day-to-day basis, is to do something that makes you laugh.” -Rebecca Turner

50. “Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.” -Oscar de la Renta

51. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” -Bryant McGill

52. “Our obsession with speed, with cramming more and more into every minute, means that we race through life instead of actually living it. Our health, diet and relationships suffer. We make mistakes at work. We struggle to relax, to enjoy the moment, even to get a decent night’s sleep.” -Carl Honore

53. “I like to have quiet evenings and relax.” -Gareth Gates

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