Sometimes your day may not be as good as it could be because you are bothered — either by something, someone, or just in general.

Here are 10 quotes to help you relax and be bothered less! Enjoy!


“Don’t be bothered by troubles because they are generally guests we ourselves invite – they will stay for some time and then leave” 

Amit Abraham

We let in most things that bother us. Most are things that really do not affect us in any real physical way.

Sometimes inviting troubles into our minds is hard to stop.

But realizing that each trouble is more of a reflection of what we let bother us — instead of the actual external issue itself — can help.

And as the quote says, they will eventually leave.


Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.

Rort Tew

Fixating on another person with hate, revenge or judgement is not good for your well-being.

Be very picky about who you let occupy your head — even if you feel you were very wronged by that person. It hurts you more than them anyway.


From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.

Dr. Seuss

Why do we take our thoughts, annoyances, and worries so seriously?

Things always have a humorous side. Try to find it! Even the most outrageous things can in many cases have a hilarious side to it.


Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us.

Nicole Reed

No events in our life happen in isolation. Just remember that the things that bother you may end up being an opportunity, and a blessing in disguise.

Also, feelings and emotions are energy. And energy – be it negative or positive — can invigorate us to transform, and to ultimately cause us to experience life more fully.


You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Learn to surf the waves of problems and stress instead of chasing each one and trying to stop it. You cannot stop waves anyway — so let them carry you forward instead.


When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness.

Eckhart Tolle

Complaining can help vent your stress sometimes, but it often ends up doing more harm than good.

When you complain about a situation, it amplifies it in your mind.

Also it can get you in a feedback loop, with other people hearing your complaint and talking to you about it that re-enforces its negativity and so forth.

Just don’t talk about things that bother you so much and you will be happier.


My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.

Hugh Prather

Again, don’t fight the universe — there is so much you do not control.

Plan for your future the best you can, but realize that events will unfold as they unfold, and trying to force your will on the future will just suck up energy and lead to disappointment.

Also would you really even want to control all aspects of the future? That would make for a boring life and hard to see how that would work overall!


Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.

Arthur Somers Roche

Instead of focusing all your mental and emotional energy on getting rid of negative situations that are beyond your control, focus on surrounding it with positive things, and thus diluting it.

Thinking and fretting over something too much can actually strengthen brain neuron connections for those thoughts causing you to experience the negative emotions more readily. So starve those negative neuron connections!


Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Try mindfulness and meditation to help you remain present!


When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

Henry Ford

This is a useful visualization. What we see as bad in our life is ultimately useful in going forward and living our life. Let the energy obtained from problems help you to go forward.

Final Thoughts

Things will bother you from time to time and that is a part of life.

But keep things in perspective. If you see that your mental state is bad, yet logically you know the thing bothering you is really not impacting you or loved ones physically — then you know it’s time to work on your perception of things instead!

You will never completely stop being annoyed, but you can reduce it significantly which makes all the difference!

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