De-stress Monday: 17 Quotes to motivate you to practice mindfulness

Meditation Mindfulness Quotes

Is your life always on the go? Where does #hashtags exploit our minds vulnerabilities? Are you suffering from Fear Of Missing Something Important (FOMSI)?

Our daily hustle, social approval, and technological interruption can be stressful but having mindfulness could be the only way to have a pleasant and healthy way to live. It’s time to be mindful to De-stress Monday



Mindfulness is the quality of being open to experiences, without being judgemental, criticizing or mind wandering. De-stress Monday to achieve your goals, concentrate on work and be more productive.

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz”

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There are multiple ways to practice mindfulness but what is important is to follow it regularly. There is no right or wrong way to be mindful. You just need to get off the treadmill of your thoughts and focus on your present.

It doesn’t matter whether you are embracing mindfulness practice or you are an established mindfulness practitioner. Sometimes you need an extra dose of inspiration to continue what you’ve started or about to start.

Here are a few powerful quotes to motivate you to practice Mindfulness to De-stress Monday:

1-“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

2- “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

3-“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

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4- “Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.” – Rumi

5-“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” – Mother Teresa

6- “With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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7-Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung

8-“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” – William Blake

9- It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

10- “Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” ― Sharon Salzberg

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11- “Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading.Take down a musical instrument.” ― Rumi

12- “The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.” – Matthieu Ricard

13-“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.” – Eckhart Tolle

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14-“I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore like I always thought I would.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

15- “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

16- “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”- Jon Kabat-Zinn

17-“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

De-stress Monday :Meditation Mindfulness Quotes

Monday food for thought:

It’s time to De-stress Monday to have healthy mind and soul.

De-stress Monday to be productive at work and mindful of every situation and emotion.

De-stress Monday to align yourself with the goals and objectives.

There are multiple quotes from Buddha to Meditation gurus that can inspire you to be mindful. I hope these quotes have given you food for thought to consider mindfulness exercise or maybe even inspired you to start the practice.

Do let me know which quote in the list inspired you the most? Also, let me know a quote that should have been on the list.

Lots of Love


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  1. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” – Mother Teresa , Dart in the heart.. I love simplicity.

  2. Much needed post for me. Thanks for this awesome quotes compilation. ?

  3. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    Beautiful quotes to remind us that the only important time is now. Live in the present and make the most out of it. “Yesterday is gone and Tomorrow is not promised.”

  4. Nice article

  5. “The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.” is my favorite. I wasn’t happy for a while after we moved to a new state, but I realized it’s all in my mind and my perception. Once I learned to just be happy where we are, and not let my outside circumstances rule over me, I’ve been much happier.

  6. Excellent phrases to find the psycho-physical balance and motivation!

  7. I need a de-stress Monday. I will be more in the moment today and try to calm down.

  8. I just love these quotes. I am working on being less stressed. Especially on Monday.

  9. I love all of these quotes! Nothing like some good Monday motivation!

  10. I love all these quotes. My favorite is #1 by Buddha.

  11. These are some pretty inspirational quotes! I love it. Sometimes all we need is a good quote for our day to be that much brighter

  12. I paused on that breathing gif for a while. It’s crazy how fast paced we move and how just slowing down and breathing can be nice.

  13. I needed to sit and read this today – I could definitely do with practising some mindfulness today. Thank you.

  14. This post is so inspiring. My favorite quote is “Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.” – Rumi I think its perfect to live by.

  15. I am a legit ball of stress these days. We’re having no luck in the search for a home. We move in one month. I’m so stressed.

  16. I like Tolle’s quote. So true, in today’s rush we are consistently trying to achieve different things. We need to reduce thinking too much and wants as well.

  17. These are all awesome quotes to sink in. I am so in love to all of it. Kicks the motivation in me indeed.

  18. This post is so helpful! No. 13 is my favorite. Will try to practice more of this.

  19. These are wonderful quotes, some of them are encouraging.

  20. This is a really perfect time to came across your list of motivational quotes. I need it especially the Monday blues. Thank you so much!

  21. I’m constantly working on being more mindful and finding time to practice active mindfulness. These motivational quotes are a really great tool to have in my back pocket. Thank you for sharing these.

  22. Great quotes. They instantly cool you down. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Yep, it is so important for us to appreciate the present moment even if it is not a happy time. Spend time observing our surroundings, smell the flowers and enjoy the vast views out toward the horizon.

  24. This is MUCH needed. Lots of stress and drama in my life right now. Thanks!

  25. These are some great quotes. Thank you for sharing this motivation with us! Love it…especially on a Monday! 😉

  26. I love all of these quotes. I think my favorite was “Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.” – Rumi. It is so hard sometimes to just enjoy the moment instead of thinking about every minor detail.

  27. I agree, focusing on the moment is so important! I love all those quotes, they are so good and motivating!

  28. These are so inspiring and a great way to de-stress after reading them. I wish all of my Mondays could be stress-free. Monday is my least favorite day of the week.

  29. Distress is so important in practical life that even it can change your life. Practicing these will leave dirty water behind and making you fresh for planning and help in execution of plan . Really I appreciate with my heart and soul
    to this article which can help in achieving our goal.

  30. That is definitely something that I need to work on, I tend to lapse then come back to it

  31. So many great statements about mindfulness, but I adore the Sharon Salzberg one. We have all of the tools. We just need to make a choice to be find the peace we already have.

  32. This was such a beautiful reminder to slow down and take a few breaths. It’s easy to get caught up in being busy.

  33. You know I really needed this. Too many times I have been unable to catch up on the weekend and just need some motivation!

  34. I love your quotes! I often used them on my blogs, too. It’s amazing how the right quote can be just what you or a reader need to hear in that moment. I think my favorite ones here are #9, 10, and 17.

  35. I think its a beautiful post, how one should take things by their won stride rather than hurrying and getting disappointed if things do not happen by the time we want them to happen. Inspiring post ..thanks 🙂

  36. What amazing quotes. I feel like I should these as my daily screensavers for the upcoming week!

  37. These are wonderful quotes I love it, thanks for sharing . Especially the quotes by Buddha.

  38. Too much thinking of the past will only stops us to moved on, and too much thinking of the future makes us missing the present. I rater think of the present and enjoy it most.

  39. Omg so many awesome quotes!! Exactly what I needed to read on this crazy busy day! Thanks 🙂

  40. Such powerful quotes! I practice mindful meditation where I listen to such beautiful quotes being said. It helps me connect with my inner being more. Quote 7 by Carl Jung has to be my favorite!

  41. I was listening to a podcast last night and they were talking about the huge difference that meditation and mindfulness make in their lives. It made me really want to work on doing so again in my own life.

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