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15 Inspiring Quotes For When You're Feeling Overwhelmed

It should come as no surprise that life sometimes gets incredibly overwhelming. Sometimes, we just have way too much on our plates — like all the deadlines we have to meet for work and all the chores we have to do around the house.

When we have a lot of things to do, it feels like our lives are a juggling act: we have to constantly multitask and once we finish one chore or assignment, we immediately move on to the next one without giving ourselves a break.

Some of us love to stay busy and love to constantly be on our toes, but even the best of us can get overwhelmed by life.

Sometimes, we just have WAY too much to do and not enough time to do it all. When life is overwhelming, then everything can feel so stressful.

When you are overwhelmed by life, the best thing you can do is take a time out. Give yourself some space to recharge and take a break from everything.

Sometimes all you need to pick yourself back up is some fresh air and a clear mind. 

Don't worry — things seem tough now, but you're totally going to be fine. And, if you need some extra help, we've got your back: here are 15 inspiring quotes that are GUARANTEED to inspire you and put you at ease if you're feeling overwhelmed. 

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.

Failure happens.

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“Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.” —Og Mandino

You got this.

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"Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You're strong. You got this. Take it day by day."

Reorganize your life.

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“Sometimes when you're overwhelmed by a situation - when you're in the darkest of darkness - that's when your priorities are reordered.” —Phoebe Snow

Pick yourself up.

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“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.” —Jackie Kennedy

Don't get overwhelmed.

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“When I was young I felt really overwhelmed and confused by the desire not to end up in an office, doing something I didn't believe in.” —Lana Del Rey

Find your sacred place.

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


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“We should all relax about life because you don't have a clue as to what's really going on.” —Barry Sonnenfeld

Do nothing.

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"Just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body.” —Miranda Kerr

There are many ways to calm yourself.

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 “Meditation helps me to calm down.” —Lady Gaga


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 “Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It's all funny. Next. Everyone gets so upset about the wrong things.” —Joan Rivers

The storm will pass.

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“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” —Timber Hawkeye

Take it day by day.

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"Take life day by day and be grateful for the little things. Don’t get stressed over what you can’t control.”

It'll get better.

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"What is coming is better than what is gone. Let this belief aim you in the direction you need to go." —Karen Salmanson

Life will test you.

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“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.”

Take a moment to focus.

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“When life gets hectic and you feel overwhelmed, take a moment to focus on the people and things you are most grateful for. When you have an attitude of gratitude, frustrating troubles will fall by the wayside.” ―Dana Arcuri