Laugh More, Stress Less
We all know work can be rewarding and fulfilling. But it can also be stressful. According to surveys conducted by the American Institute of Stress, it’s one of the most common sources of stress.
That’s certainly no surprise. Work overload, tension between co-workers, and employee-boss friction are the top causes of workplace stress. Research numbers tell the story.
- Seventy-six percent of respondents cited money and work as the leading cause of their stress.
- Stress-related health care and missed work costs U.S. businesses an estimated $300 billion a year.
One Great Remedy…Laughter
So, what can we do about all this work-related stress? Let’s laugh at it! Check out this selection of amusing quotes that make help take some of the sting out of those stressful workday moments.
“I always try to go the extra mile at work, but my boss always finds me and brings me back.” – Anonymous
“Stressed is dessert spelled backwards.” — Loretta Laroche
“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” – Bertrand Russell
“Don’t worry, better days are coming. They are called Friday, Saturday and Sunday.” – Unknown
“In bed, it’s 6 PM you close your eyes for 5 minutes, it’s 7:45. At work it’s 1:30, close your eyes for 5 minutes, it’s 1:31.” – Anonymous
“Yesterday I did nothing, and today I am finishing off what I did yesterday.” – Anonymous
“There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” – Henry Kissinger
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” – David Mamet
“I want to run away, but I cannot afford it.” – Anonymous
“My boss told me to have a good day…so I went home.” – Anonymous
Get the Last Laugh on Stress
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