75+ Chill Quotes to Help You Relax and Unwind


David Em

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Chill out. Life can be demanding. You’re running from one thing to another, but don’t forget to relax. Read chill quotes for inspiration to slow down.

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Work, family, and friends are significant parts of your life. But don’t forget about making time for yourself to rest.

There are many stresses life will throw at you.

In the middle of it all, find time to chill. Relaxation benefits your mind, body, and soul.

The following are chill quotes to help you kick back and relax.

Related: Mindful Monday Quotes

The best chill quotes

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

2. “I like comfortable settings. Just somewhere where you can sit and chill and you got your friends and you got drinks and food.” -Fabolous

3. “Surfing and trail running chill me out. I like reading, too. And playing my guitar.” -Alex O’Loughlin

Alex O'Loughlin about ways to chill out.
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4. “I don’t chill out to music. When I get home, there’s no music playing. Every TV is set on a different channel. I’m keeping up with the shows.” -Wendy Williams

5. “If I were to say anything to my 18-year-old self, it would be, ‘Loosen up. Chill out.'” -Fiona Bruce

6. “If I’m filming, and I have a day off, I’ll just sit at home, read, take baths, chill out, and not go anywhere.” -Riley Keough

7. “Besides writing music and surfing, I like to simply chill with my friends. Watching movies and going out to eat are often my prime choices for a day off.” -James Maslow

8. “Sometimes I like to chill and do nothing.” -Michael Socha

9. “When I go home and get off tour, I’d like to have a peace of mind. I like to chill.” -Tyga

10. “If it were to me, I’d usually just chill in my room or go to the spa.” -Pranitha Subhash

11. “The ocean is so powerful and so healing at the same time. It’s kind of like a sanctuary. And the culture of the people in surfing, I love that. It’s such a community. It’s just got this, like, chill way about it. When you’re in the water, it’s very inclusive.” -Tobin Heath

12. “My favorite place is Maui. It’s almost perfect there – the people, the weather, just everything. No matter how busy you are, when you get to Maui, you chill and relax.” -Carlos Mencia

13. “My bedroom is my favorite chill out zone, where after a hectic day, I sign off to land in my dreams.” -Sudha Chandran

14. “Right now I am trying to be in a place of calm, a place where I can chill out and then handle the chaos of life better.” -Jackee Harry

15. “Sometimes you gotta just chill. You gotta chill your thinking process.” -Ghostface Killah

16. “I like to be quiet and play guitar and just chill.” -Post Malone

17. “At some point, I don’t want to have any obligation. And just chill out.” -Charles Barkley

18. “I love my living room: it’s the heart of my home where I get to chill and spend time with family and friends.” -Bobby Berk

Bobby Berk quote about chilling in the living room.
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19. “It’s really important to have balance, spend some time in nature, go to a few parties, enjoy my friends and really chill out.” -Joakim Noah

20. “Don’t take things too seriously, and just chill.” -Kailash Kher

21. “I love being on the beach – it’s my favorite place. I can chill out, read, listen to music, play with my daughter.” -Geri Halliwell

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

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

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

25. “We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.” –Thich Nhat Hanh

26. “All you gotta do is chill out. Let go of control and chill out. Let it be, trust.” -Esther Hicks

27. “I’m always trying to get my mind at peace. I know I hit my best when everything is chill.” -Cliff Floyd

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

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

30. “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” -Mark Black

31. “Saturday is a day for the spa. Relax, indulge, enjoy, and love yourself, too.” -Ana Monnar

32. “Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the thing you can’t hear, and not bothering.” -A. A. Milne

33. “I just like sitting at home, chilling, and watching a movie.” -Niall Horan

34. “I want to be able to like just chill and make whatever I want to make.” -Troye Sivan

35. “Chill out, relax, and have an open mind.” -George Noory

36. “I am pretty good about taking breaks. I know when it’s time to step aside and chill out.” -Miley Cyrus

37. “Sometimes the most important thing to do is to do nothing.” -Debasish Mridha

38. “If you’re not able to sit down and do nothing for 1 hour, you’re addicted to stimulation, and you will never attain true happiness.” -Robert Celner

39. “Resting is immensely powerful to ignite the glorious star within you. Power yourself by powering up your relaxing game.” -Hiral Nagda

40. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” -Akiroq Brost

Akiroq Brost quote about doing something nice for yourself.
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41. “Taking a break can lead to breakthroughs.” -Russell Eric Dobda

42. “My dream would be to work for six months and then have six months to play, just snowboarding, surfing, and going to cool places to listen and be alone and kinda chill out.” -Marc Newson

43. “When things are not happening as planned just stop worrying and take an unplanned break to regain yourself.” -Giridhar Alwar

44. “Research shows that we need to take a break and decompress so we can be at our best at work – and at home.” -Tina Hallis

45. “Sacred rest is not just about sleeping or taking it easy. It consists of physical, emotional, and spiritual rest. The purpose is to promote a healthier mindset, attitudes, boundaries, relationships, productivity, and wellness as a whole person; body, mind, and spirit.” -Dana Arcuri

46. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” -Anne Lamott

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

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

49. “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

50. “Is there a place you can go to break away for a little while? If you haven’t yet built your tree house, it’s never too late to start.” -Gina Greenlee

51. “If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.” -Logan Pearsall Smith

52. “I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It’s a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running overtime.” -Kylie Minogue

53. “I don’t think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives.” -Jack Nicholson

54. “Leisure is only possible when we are at one with ourselves. We tend to overwork as a means of self-escape, as a way of trying to justify our existence.” -Josef Pieper

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

56. “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” -Jane Austen

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

58. “My mind is constantly going. For me to completely relax, I gotta get rid of my cell phone.” -Kenny Chesney

59. “Loafing needs no explanation and is its own excuse.” -Christopher Morley

60. “What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.” -George Eastman

61. “How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.” -Spanish Proverb

62. “Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.” -Lyndon B. Johnson

63. “Finding ways to unwind and switch off is just as important as working very hard.” -Francesca Hayward

Francesca Hayward quote about finding ways to unwind.
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64. “I love how it feels to unwind by the ocean.” -Miranda Rae Mayo

65. “To unwind, I like to have a relaxing bath.” -Hannah Bronfman

66. “There are two places where I can completely relax: in nature and by the piano.” -Sigrid

67. “We are always busy and always under pressure. So giving myself that 10 minutes of meditation each day has really helped me to relax, restore some perspective, and gain that meditative state.” -Joss Buttler

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

69. “For me, shopping is a way to unwind.” -Stacey Dooley

70. “At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering.” -Jennifer Saunders

71. “To relax, I love sitting back and turning my brain off and watching TV.” -Aja Naomi King

72. “Cooking is the best way to unwind at the end of a long writing day. There’s something mindless and hands-on about cooking, which makes it feel like the very opposite of writing, which is heady but inactive.” -Lauren Kate

73. “The most luxurious thing to me is having an hour of my day, which rarely happens, to listen to my iPod and sit on my couch. That’s how I unwind.” -Grant Achatz

74. “For me, I’ll unwind at the end of the day by soaking in Epsom salts. It’s the routine I prefer for coming down after crazy days.” -Zac Posen

Zac Posen quote about soaking in epsom salts to relax.
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75. “I generally unwind by having dinner with close friends.” -Nelson DeMille

76. “The bath, for me, was always a place to relax, to retreat from the hell of modern-day life. A sanctuary.” -Tim Key

77. “I love to unwind and watch movies, especially those from the classic black-and-white era.” -Fred Savage

Final thoughts

You can’t avoid stress, and a little bit can be healthy. But that doesn’t mean you never take a break.

Now that you read chill quotes, take time to relax. It relieves stress, clears your mind, and makes you happy.

There are many ways to chill. You can watch something funny or do nothing.

What you do doesn’t matter as long as you relax because you deserve it.

Related: Mindful Questions to Ask Yourself

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David Em.

David Em

David Em is the Founder of Relaxation Hero. He created this site to provide tips and resources to help you relax. Outside of Relaxation Hero, David is the CEO of Everyone Media Group. He also enjoys hiking, running, and traveling.