82 Mentally Tired Quotes
Mental exhaustion is a feeling of extreme tiredness, characterized by other feelings including apathy, cynicism, and irritability. For instance, if you’ve recently undergone long-term stress, find it hard to focus on tasks or lack interest in activities you usually enjoy. It is a state of being emotionally drained or overwhelmed. It can make a person feel incapable of fulfilling his/her daily. Here are the top 82 mentally tired and exhausted quotes you need.
1 “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
2 “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
3 “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
4 “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
― David Mamet, Boston Marriage
5 “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”
― Leonard Bernstein
6 “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”
― Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember
7 “The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune
8 “I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
9 “If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic
10 “If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.”
Deep Mentally Tired Quotes
11 “sleep is such a luxury, which I cant afford.”
― Robin Sikarwar
12 “APPLY WITHIN
You once told me
You wanted to find
Yourself in the world –
And I told you to
First apply within,
To discover the world
You once told me
You wanted to save
The world from all its wars –
And I told you to
First save yourself
From the world,
And all the wars
You put yourself
APPLY WITHIN by Suzy Kassem”
― Suzy Kassem
13 “Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is… The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds. ”
― Dan Millman
14 “My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress.”
― Mahogany SilverRain
15 “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic. The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden—but it’s there. As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain.”
― Gabor Mate
16 “PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.”
― Susan Pease Banitt
17 “Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.”
― Jane Wagner
18 “Where’d the days go, when all we did was play? And the stress that we were under wasn’t stress at all just a run and a jump into a harmless fall”
― Paolo Nutini
19 “Toxic relationships are dangerous to your health; they will literally kill you. Stress shortens your lifespan. Even a broken heart can kill you. There is an undeniable mind-body connection. Your arguments and hateful talk can land you in the emergency room or in the morgue.
You were not meant to live in a fever of anxiety; screaming yourself hoarse in a frenzy of dreadful, panicked fight-or-flight that leaves you exhausted and numb with grief. You were not meant to live like animals tearing one another to shreds. Don’t turn your hair gray.
Don’t carve a roadmap of pain into the sweet wrinkles on your face. Don’t lay in the quiet with your heart pounding like a trapped, frightened creature. For your own precious and beautiful life, and for those around you — seek help or get out before it is too late. This is your wake-up call!”
― Bryant McGill
20 “Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know that this is the moment you most need to make time to relax.”
― Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive
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21 “For kids like me, the part of the brain that deals with stress and conflict is always activated…We are constantly ready to fight or flee, because there is a constant exposure to the bear, whether that bear is an alcoholic dad or an unhinged mom (p228)….I see conflict and I run away or prepare for battle. (p246)”
― D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
22 “As her analyst had told her: the deeper buried the distress, the further into the body it went. The digestive system was about as far as it could go to hide.”
― Richard Matheson, What Dreams May Come
23 “Our stresses, anxieties, pains, and problems arise because we do not see the world, others, or even ourselves as worthy of love. (9)”
― Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras
24 “Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.”
― F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”
25 No beating yourself up. That’s not allowed. Be patient with yourself. It took you years to form the bad habits of thought that you no longer want. It will take a little
time to form new and better ones. But I promise you this: Even a slight move in this direction will bring you some peace. The more effort you apply to it, the faster you’ll find your bliss, but you’ll experience rewards immediately.”
― Holly Mosier
26 “Stress level: extreme. It’s like she was a jar with the lid screwed on too tight, and inside the jar were pickles, angry pickles, and they were fermenting, and about to explode.”
― Fiona Wood, Six Impossible Things
27 “The storm before the calm.”
― Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet
28 “There is a tonic strength, in the hour of sorrow and affliction, in escaping from the world and society and getting back to the simple duties and interests we have slighted and forgotten. Our world grows smaller, but it grows dearer and greater. Simple things have a new charm for us, and we suddenly realize that we have been renouncing all that is greatest and best, in our pursuit of some phantom.”
― William George Jordan
29 “The woman recovering from abuse or other stressful life situations may feel she’s in no way in charge of anything, least of all her own world. She faces the horse with trepidation. The horse senses the fear and becomes tense and concerned. The wise instructor starts small. The woman is handed a soft brush and sent to fuss over the horse.
It’s pointed out that if she stands close to the animal, she will be out of range of a well-aimed kick. She is warned to watch for tell-tale signs of fear in herself and the horse. She’s warned to keep her feet out from under the horse’s stomping hoof. They’re both allowed to back away and regroup and try again until they reach an accord regarding personal space.
Calm prevails, and within a few minutes, hours or sessions, interaction becomes friendship. It happens almost every time a woman is allowed enough time and space to work through the situation.So a woman whose daily life is overwhelming her learns to step back. Is this a cure for her endless problems? Of course not. Simple is not simplistic.”
― Joanne M. Friedman, Horses in the Yard
30 “Live a good life. More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.”
― Roy Bennett
Best Mentally Tired Quotes
31 “It was after I first began to uplift my thoughts a bit that my cravings for junk food started to dissipate. I did not connect the two at that time. First, I simply noticed that I didn’t need to sleep so much. It took a while before I realized that in addition to my improved energy level, there was a direct correlation between chewing on mental garbage and putting garbage in my mouth.”
― Holly Mosier
32 “Personally, I like a chocolate-covered sky. Dark, dark chocolate. People say it suits me. I do, however, try to enjoy every color I see – the whole spectrum. A billion or so flavors, none of them quite the same, and a sky to slowly suck on. It takes the edge off the stress. It helps me relax.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
33 “Ladies, stress shows on your face. Happiness is the true beauty weapon.”As quoted in The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets( Kym Douglas / Cindy Pearlman, 2006)”
― Susan Sarandon
34 “Being under stress is like being stranded in a body of water. If you panic, it will cause you to flail around so that the water rushes into your lungs and creates further distress. Yet, by calmly collecting yourself and using controlled breathing you remain afloat with ease.”
― Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life
35 “You think that the mental anguish you are experiencing is a permanent condition, but for the vast majority of people it is only a temporary state.(But what if I’m special? What if I’m in the minority?)”
― Jenny Offill, of Speculation
36 “Drop the fear. What you fear most, can be a repeated theme in your life.”
― Amit Ray, Mindfulness Meditation for Corporate Leadership and Management
37 “A positive attitude may not solve all our problems but that is the only option we have if we want to get out of problems.
-Subodh Gupta author “Stress Management a holistic approach -5 steps plan”.”
― Subodh Gupta, Stress Management A Holistic Approach
38 “Stress is the trash of modern life-we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.”
― Danzae Pace
39 “If you are feeling unhappy in life for any reason and often getting negative results, try this -> start replacing negative thoughts with the positive one, make a plan and act on them. The more positive thoughts you have the more positive and happy your will become and results are bound to be positive sooner or later.-Subodh Gupta author “Stress Management a Holistic approach – 5 steps plan”
― Subodh Gupta, Stress Management A Holistic Approach
40 “One channel is the Stress Channel and the other is the Peace Channel. We really do have a choice about what we listen to. The Peace Channel can only be heard when we are present in the moment, when we are in the now. To tune in to the Peace Channel, all we have to do is be, experience, notice, and naturally respondto what is arising in the moment.
To tune into the Stress Channel, we just have to start believing our thoughts again. […] Eliminating stress is just a matter of tuning out the negative and tuning in the positive and just being, experiencing, and dancing to that music instead of the mind’s chatter.”
― Gina Lake, What About Now?:Reminders for Being in the Moment
Inspirational Mentally Tired Quotes
41“When I take a break, even just a brief one, the creative energy flows in. Only then do I have anything of value to share with others. Once I recognized this, I stopped feeling guilty about taking time for myself.”
― Holly Mosier
42 “During the time of stress, the “fight-or-flight” response is on and the self-repair mechanism is disabled. It is then when we say that the immunity of the body goes down and the body is exposed to the risk for disease. Meditation activates relaxation, when the sympathetic nervous system is turned off and the parasympathetic nervous system is turned on, and natural healing starts.”
― Annie Wilson, Effect of Meditation on Cardiovascular Health, Immunity & Brain Fitness
43 “There are always waves on the water. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are small, and sometimes they are almost imperceptible. The water’s waves are churned up by the winds, which come and go and vary in direction and intensity, just as do the winds of stress and change in our lives, which stir up the waves in our minds.”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
44 “Holding on to the past will hold you down in life. Learn from it but move on.”
― Jonathan Anthony Burkett
45 “Don’t leave life until life leaves you.
from the book ‘I Know Who You Are!”
― Fatima Masood
46 “Physically, Mentally, Emotionally tired.”
47 “Stop asking if I’m okay. I’m tired of lying.”
48 “Tired of giving up everything and ending up with nothing.”
49 No amount of sleep in the world could cure the tiredness I feel.”
50 “Burnout is a bone-tired, soul-tired, heart-tired, kind of exhaustion.”
Motivational Mentally Tired Quotes
51 “I know you are tired, I know you are physically and emotionally drained. But you have to keep going.”
52 “I’m not even upset, hurt, or angry anymore. I’m just tired…I’m tired of putting in more effort than I receive.”
53 “He was tired, he realized, emotionally and physically. He wanted to lie down and turn off the world and sleep for a week.”
54 “It’s the days when the body aches, the desire is low, you feel tired and you feel weak…those are the days when champions train.”
55 Everything seems to be exhausting me, no matter how much sleep or how much coffee I drink, or how long I lie down, something inside me seems to have given up. My soul is tired.
56 And all of a sudden I felt really tired. Like the world had drained me for everything that I had.
57 Sleep doesn’t help if it’s your soul that’s tired.
58 I was so tired today that I actually cried. That is a level of exhaustion that is dangerous and intense.
59 I don’t stop when I’m tired. I stop when I’m done.
60 God, life just seems so rough. I feel beaten up and tired. Exhausted and weary. I need your strength and love to penetrate my day, please come and rescue me. Amen.
Helpful Mentally Tired Quotes
61 “I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.”
62 “I’m emotionally and mentally exhausted. I feel like my stress is a permanent part of my being.”
63 “If I’m exhausted, physically and particularly emotionally, I can’t tell what’s good and I can’t tell what’s bad and I’m useless.”
64 “My stomach is in knots, my head hurts, I’m emotionally drained and physically exhausted. I just want it to end…I hate this pain. Love hurts!”
65 On an exhausted field, only weeds grow.
Deep Mentally Exhausted Quotes
66 You’re exhausted from patterns that seem to resurface and repeat.
67 Feeling chronically exhausted and totally over it? It’s important to know the signs of burnout.
68 I’m fucking tired. I am exhausted in the way where my soul needs more rest than my eyes ever will.
69 I’m like 95% dry shampoo, 300% exhausted and 20% caffeine.
70 I am exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.
Mentally Tired Quotes And Sayings
71 She’s strong but she’s exhausted.
72 You don’t know why you’re exhausted? You’re fighting a war inside your head every single day. If that’s not exhausting, I don’t know what is.
73 Apart from being exhausted, financially unstable, nearing a mental breakdown, and being fat, everything is great.
74 I am not an early bird or a night owl I am some form of a permanently exhausted pigeon.
75 I’m not lazy. I’m just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.
Life-Changing Mentally Tired Quotes
76 I’d rather be completely exhausted from the hard times which breed success, than well rested from achieving nothing.
77 “I’m mentally tired with everything in life.”
78 “Emotionally, physically and mentally tired….I’m just done.”
79 “I’m physically, mentally, emotionally tired, I feel like I need a break from life. ”
80 “It’s mentally exhausting, feeling bad about something you can do nothing about.”
81 “Emotionally I’m done. Mentally I’m drained. Spiritually I feel dead. Physically I smile.”
82 What doesn’t kill you fucks you mentally.