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The perfect no-stress environment is the grave. When we change our perception we gain control. The stress becomes a challenge, not a threat. When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress in our life becomes manageable. (Greg Anderson)

I have somehow twisted tight / The ties that bind the load... (Tony Anony)

Stress is related to the environment you live in. As an artist, the ideal is to live in calm, peaceful and intriguing surroundings where earth meets atmosphere. (Lida van Bers)

In times of stress drawing is a way of relieving tension. (Gene Black)

It is the process of doing art that reduces stress and puts us in that 'zone' of spiritual connection. (Diana S. Boehnert)

Mozart. Vivaldi. Van Gogh. Stretched their genius on struggle, stress and survival. (Bill Cannon)

We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure... Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. (Richard Carlson)

Reduce the stress caused by the pressure of time by using the Pomodoro Technique. (Francesco Cirillo)

Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it's the time when they most need to think. (Bill Clinton)

Unless you get to the root of time pressure and stress you feel, all you can do is treat the symptoms. (Jeff Davidson)

Spatial working memory is impaired by stress. (Richard J. Davidson)

Stress management is critical to reduce clinical symptoms and to enhance performance. I personally advocate aerobic or 'cardio' exercise as the best way to burn up the energy that is created by stress. (Dr. Gil Dyck)

Stress-related disorders affect 80% of the population and are actually related to diet. We don't consume enough fish and thus not enough Omega 3 essential fatty acids. (Janet Faulhabe)

Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress - stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth. (Timothy Ferriss)

Pressure is calming to the nervous system. (Temple Grandin)

My thoughts are clearer when I get stressed. Disaster seems to inspire me more than when times are good. So I don't worry about stress, I use it. (Brad Greek)

The painting experience is exciting and frustrating, empowering and risky, all of which come under the heading 'Stress.' (Simone Joliet)

I guess the main source of stress for me is the stress I put on myself. (Thomas Keller)

When we are forced to do multiple things at once, not only do we perform worse on all of them but our memory decreases and our general well-being suffers a palpable hit. (Maria Konnikova)

This suggests that for some people, any deviation from normal functioning, whether it is arousal or relaxation, is stressful. (Christina Luberto)

The best antidote to stress is resilience... having the ability to respond to change or adversity proactively and resourcefully. (Lauren Mackler)

If you feel overwhelmed, you may be trying to achieve too much at once. Step back and look at your goals. If you're doing too much, it's time to reprioritize. (Lauren Mackler)

The creative process helps reduce stress and anxiety. Creativity retrains you to accomplish just for the self instead of others. (Debbie Mandel)

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. (Steve Maraboli)

Stress has to do with the fact that we are not allowed to spend time doing nothing. We relate relaxation with laziness... (Marianne Mathiasen)

You build up resistance to stress by learning, acquiring and practicing skills needed to go forward and cope. (Dr. Donald Meichenbaum)

Painting and sculpture, labour and good faith, have been my ruin and I continually go from bad to worse. Better it would have been for me if I had set myself to making matches in my youth. I should not be in such distress of mind. (Michelangelo)

PMS or Panic Mode Syndrome is the worst form of stress for an artist to confront. Sometimes it enables a new unplanned concept to appear in the painting, but I'd much rather have an enlightened thought arrive effortlessly and out of love for the piece. (Dianne Middleton)

Few in these hot, dim, strenuous times are quite sane or free; choked with care like clocks full of dust, laboriously doing so much good and making so much money – or so little, they are no longer good for themselves. (John Muir)

Stress is usually caused by pressure, which is closely related to expectations, goals etc. Once in awhile, paint something only for yourself. (Alev Oguz)

Stress and anxiety are a necessary part of our problem-solving mind. (David Oleski)

-New York Times...
A Romantic ideology that predates rock glorifies the self-destructive artist as someone who's too honest and delicate for this world... It's not an easy job, and its stresses can take their toll. (Jon Pareles)

Pressure makes diamonds. (George Smith Patton, Jr.)

-on the morning commute and creativity...
The stress hormone cortisol can harm myelin, the fatty substance that coats our brain cells. Damage to these myelin sheaths slows down the speed with which signals are transmitted between neurons, making lightning-quick 'Eureka!' moments less likely. (Annie Murphy Paul)

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched. (Norman Vincent Peale)

To acquire balance means to achieve that happy medium between the minimum and the maximum that represents your optimum. The minimum is the least you can get by with. The maximum is the most you're capable of. The optimum is the amount or degree of anything that is most favorable toward the ends you desire. (Nido Qubein)

How Heavy is a glass of Water? - 8 oz to 20 oz? It really doesn't matter, it depends on how long you hold it. If I hold it for a minute, no problem. If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you will have to call me an ambulance. In each case it is the same weight, but the longer I hold it the heavier it becomes. That's the way it is with stress. Life is short, enjoy it. (Pamila Ross)

Moderate stress is positive – it is some stimulus. (Yaroslaw Rozputnyak)

Girls and boys respond to stress differently – not just in our species, but in every mammal scientists have studied. Stress enhances learning in males. The same stress impairs learning in females. (Leonard Sax)

There are two ways to remedy stress. As a visionary artist you become the magician and transform your stress into a series of works. The other is sex. (Genevieve Serret)

As a child I reacted to stress by developing this compulsion: I would draw an ugly house and then erase the house line by line and turn it into a beautiful one. (Sylvia Stone)

It is not stress that kills us. It is effective adaptation to stress that allows us to live. (George Vaillant)

Art is the highest calling because we, as artists, must wade through a daily barrage of stress-filled factors and yet we still manage to produce our art. (Sharon Voyles)

When we get tight and stressed, our focus narrows and we lose our capacity to sense what's happening in the moment. And second, we lose our ability to respond in subtle ways. (Liz Wiltzen)

Naturalness is the basis of effectiveness. If one poses to be something else, one loses the charm of naturalness. The result is that one accumulates stress. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)


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