140 Overwhelmed Quotes To Help You Relieve Your Stress

Looking for quotes about feeling overwhelmed? We have rounded up the best collection of overwhelmed quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, status messages, (with images and pictures) to help you regain your balance when stressed or anxious in life.

Also See: Feeling Worthless Quotes

Something overwhelming is very intense and hard to deal with: overwhelming events make people worried and stressed out.

In this fast-paced world students, and entrepreneurs may feel really overwhelmed at work, or in relationships.

Whether it’s due to work-related stress, personal challenges, or simply the daily demands of life, it’s easy to become consumed by feelings of anxiety, stress, and frustration.

It can be over-exerting and emotionally draining when you feel things are uncontrollable.

Death of a  closed one, a break up from your partner, struggling marriage, there might be many reasons in life that make you drown in your emotions.

These positive quotes about feeling overwhelmed might be relatable to you and some of these will also inspire you to deal and cope with your meltdown wisely.

Also See: Feeling Empty Quotes

Don’t forget to also check out these feeling blue quotes and anxiety quotes for times when you feel really sad and low in life.

Top 10 Overwhelmed Quotes

  1. “When something is gone; something better is coming.”

  2. “We cannot start over, but we can create a new beginning.”

  3. “Being fearless is having a lot of fears but you jump anyway.”

  4. “An empty tank will take you exact nowhere. Take time to refuel.”                                     

    quotes about being overwhelmed
    quotes about being overwhelmed

  5. “Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

  6. “I’m overwhelmed, I’m really overwhelmed.” – Philip Seymour Hoffman

  7. “Make yourself a priority once in a while. It’s not selfish. It’s necessary.”

  8. “Sometimes it’s ok if the only thing you managed to do today is breathe.”                             

    Overwhelmed Quotes
    Overwhelmed Quotes

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

  10. “The less you respond to negativity, the more peaceful your life becomes.”

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

  12. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.”                                                                                                                                                 

    Overwhelmed Quotes Images
    Overwhelmed Quotes Images

  13. “Behind every great child is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it all up.”

  14. “Spend time with people who bring out the best in you. Not the stress in you.”                                                                                                                                                     

    Encouraging Overwhelmed Quotes
    Encouraging Overwhelmed Quotes

  15. “In a busy and overwhelming world – Let’s do simplicity.” – Wendy Tomlinson

  16. “Don’t let people pull you into their storm. Instead, pull them into your peace.”                                                                                                                                                 

    Inspirational Overwhelmed Quotes
    Inspirational Overwhelmed Quotes

  17. “Whatever you are going through, is preparing you for your next breakthrough.”

  18. “Make sure your worst enemy is not living between your ears.” – Laird Hamilton

  19. “The reason why everything fell apart is because you prayed for something better.”

  20. “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.”

  21. “Toss your hair in a bun, drink some coffee, put on some gangsta rap and handle it.”

  22. “You don’t meet people by accident. There’s always a reason. A lesson, or a blessing.”

  23. “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.” – Robert J. Sawyer

  24. “I feel so much that it is hard for me at times to feel anything at all.” – Mary Kate Teske

  25. “Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.”                                                                                                                                 

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    life overwhelming quotes

  26. “I’m speechless. I’m so overwhelmed with joy that I get this opportunity.” – Nic Taunton

  27. “The act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty.” – Malcolm Gladwell

  28. “Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed.” – Confucius

  29. “The world puts enough pressure on you. You do not have to choose to add more to yourself.”                                                                                                                                 

    Overwhelmed Quotes Pictures
    Overwhelmed Quotes Pictures

  30. “I’m so overwhelmed right now I don’t even know who to be frustrated with.” – Stephanie Regan

  31. “Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.” – Zig Ziglar

  32. “There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” ­— Henry Kissinger                                                                                                                                   

    Funny Overwhelmed Quotes
    Funny Overwhelmed Quotes

  33. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Maraboli

  34. “I know God will not give me anything that I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

  35. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott

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

    Overwhelmed Quotes For When You Just Need a Break
    Overwhelmed Quotes For When You Just Need a Break

  37. “Just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body.” – Miranda Kerr

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

  39. “He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.” – Robert Jordan

  40. “Burnout is nature’s way of telling you, you’ve been going through the motions your soul has departed.” – Sam Keen

  41. “Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were.”

  42. “When you’re feeling overwhelmed in business, one smart idea can beat the biggest Super Bowl ad. Courtney Love”

  43. “Art Attack: The overwhelming feeling of having so many creative ideas at once and not enough time to do them.”

  44. “When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos.” – L.R. Knost

  45. “Don’t give up now. Chances are your best kiss, your hardest laugh, and your greatest day are still yet to come.” – Atticus

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

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

  48. “I’m not yet where I want to be. But thank goodness I’m not where I used to be. Onward and upward.” – Karen Salmansohn

  49. “What is coming is better than what is gone. Let this belief aim you in the direction you need to go.” – Karen Salmansohn

  50. “When you hate someone makes them important. When you forgive them, you make them obsolete.” – Karen Salmansohn

  51. “In order to move on you must understand why you felt how you did and why you no longer need to feel it.” – Mitch Albom

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

    Overwhelmed feeling lost quotes
    Overwhelmed feeling lost quotes

  53. “I am emotionally drained. I can go through a day, but at the end, when I am finally in this bed, I’m so fragile and ready to break.”

  54. “Don’t be overwhelmed in sad situations. Just let the moment pass away. Eventually, happiness will find you just like sadness did.”                                                           

    Overwhelmed Quotes For Students
    Overwhelmed Quotes For Students

  55. “No matter where you are in life, celebrate it! It’s either a product of your growth or a place that will help you to grow. Cheers to today!”

  56. “Start each action with overwhelming positivity enthusiasm and each action will be overwhelmingly successful.” – Avina Celeste

  57. “When life’s problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate.”

  58. “You have dealt with so much, and done the best that you can. So, take a moment now to appreciate how strong you are.” – Karen Salmansohn

  59. “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go.” – Abraham Lincoln

  60. “If we don’t see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach, but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality.” – Anthony Robbins

  61. “You’ll have good days, bad days, overwhelming days, too tired days, ‘I’m awesome’ days, ‘I can’t go on’ days, and every day you’ll still show up.”

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

  63. “Staying positive doesn’t have to mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on hard days you know that there are better ones coming.”

  64. “God will not allow us to be overwhelmed by temptation, but with it He will provide a way of escape so that we will be able to endure it.” – Rebecca Wells

  65. “Life can be magnificent and overwhelming—that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.” – Albert Camus

  66. “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

  67. “When you feel rushed, overwhelmed, or like you have not done enough, remember this. The Lord did not finish everything in one day, so neither do you.”

  68. “Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill

  69. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”

  70. “The fear of overwhelm is simply you experiencing growth. Instead of running away from those frustrations, run toward them and expand into a better leader.” – Jen Casey

  71. “He was free to enjoy the breathless glee that overwhelmed him: the speed, the clear cold air, the total silence, the feeling of balance and excitement and peace.” – Lois Lowry

  72. “Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we’re taking on too much, but because we’re taking on too little of what really strengthens us.” – Marcus Buckingham

  73. “You are more than the mistakes you’ve made. Instead you’re the wisdom, love, strength, and compassion you’ve gained from all you’ve been through.” – Karen Salmansohn

  74. “Acme has overwhelmed both the refuge and stands in a position to continue overwhelming terrible water quality for the refuge and/or the Lake Worth Lagoon.” – Rosa Durando

  75. “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

  76. “Sometimes my grief is overwhelming, and even though I understand that we will never see each other again, there is a part of me that wants to hold on to you forever.” – Nicholas Sparks

  77. “If you’re overwhelmed, lost, or like you life is out of control, do whatever you can that matters to someone else or ever did to you… it might not help, but it certainly won’t hurt.” – Ingrid Weir

  78. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain

  79. “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers

  80. “I felt just overwhelmed by input: the Vietnam war and the collapse of the ’60’s and the proliferation of media’ it just felt like everything was too much to handle and you just tuned out.” – Richard Hell

  81. “When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.”

  82. “Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

  83. “When I’m feeling stressed out and overwhelmed, sometimes Ill read a book. But most of the time, I will either listen to music or play music. I’m basically always playing music, even if I’m not stressed!” – Ross Lynch

  84. “I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.” – Melissa Rivers

  85. “We are in danger of being overwhelmed with irredeemable paper, mere paper, representing not gold nor silver; no sir, representing nothing but broken promises, bad faith, bankrupt corporations, cheated creditors and a ruined people.” – Daniel Webster

  86. I had an overwhelming experience of the Lord’s presence. I felt so powerfully overcome by the nearness of the Holy Spirit that I had to ask the Lord to draw back lest He kill me. It was so glorious that I couldn’t stand more than a small portion of it.” – Mordecai Ham

  87. “Everything you’ve ever done, every person you’ve ever met, every experience you’ve ever had is a part of who you are today, adding interesting layers to your being, and colorful depths to your soul. Everything needed to be as it was, so you could grow as you did and do.” – Karen Salmansohn

  88. “There is no secret in the mystery of life stronger and more beautiful than that attachment which converts the silence of a virgin’s spirit into a perpetual awareness that makes a person forget the past, for it kindles fiercely in the heart the sweet and overwhelming hope of the coming future.” – Khalil Gibran

  89. “You don’t have to figure everything out today. You don’t have to solve your whole life tonight. And you don’t have to tackle everything at once. You just have to show up and try. You just have to focus on the most immediate thing in front of you. And you have to trust that you’ll figure out the rest along the way.” – Daniell Koepke

  90. “Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful its ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtaking beautiful. – LR Knost

  91. “I believe that God will help us to forget things, the memory of which would do us harm, or rather that He will enable us to remember only so much of them as will be for our good, and we, ourselves, not emotionally overwhelmed. The pain endured. The lesson learned. Let it now be forgotten! Face the future with courage, cheerfulness, and hope. Give God the chance and He will make you forget all that it would be harmful to remember.” – Bill Vaughan

Feeling Overwhelmed Quotes

According to Deibler, overwhelm might manifest as an intense emotion, such as anxiety, anger or irritability; maladaptive thought process, such as worry, doubt or helplessness; and behavior, such as crying, lashing out or experiencing a panic attack.

If you are feeling overwhelmed at work or life in general when you’re experiencing stress due to the amount or difficulty of the work you’re assigned then these quotes for tips will help coping with overwhelm.

  1. “Sometimes you have to stop thinking so much and just go where your heart takes you.”

  2. “I often think I can’t do this anymore but then I realize what choice do I have?” – Justin Blaney

  3. “Some days you will feel like the ocean. Some days you will feel like you are drowning in it.” – Lora Mathis                                                                                                       

    Feeling Overwhelmed Quotes
    Feeling Overwhelmed Quotes

  4. “Dear God, I pray for women, mothers, wives, who feel overwhelmed. Life can be chaotic and messy, but you give us the strength to endure. Amen!”

  5. “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

  6. “Sometimes when I’m not feeling so happy, I do something to make someone else happy. Afterwards I find I’m suddenly feeling happy again.” – Karen Salmansohn

  7. “My anxiety is silent. You wouldn’t even notice a change on the outside, but I’m honestly so stressed I can’t even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when in reality, I’m just overwhelmed.”

  8. “Life is short. Stop worrying about what might happen. Live in the moment. Follow your heart. Be with good people. Forget what hurt you – but never forget what it taught you.” – Karen Salmansohn

  9. “I was just confused about why I was feeling overwhelmed all the time and trying to adjust to having people work for me. Surprisingly, I think if you’re known on the Internet, you’re probably an introvert.” – Felicia Day

  10. “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

  11. “Stop living in the land of why. There are no happy answers to “why me?” “why didn’t I?” “Why did I?” If you must ask any questions, ponder: “How can I grow?” “What’s in my control to change?” “What’s a gain in my pain?” – Karen Salmansohn

  12. I can share my dreams, and even encourage you along the way, but you have to have your own dreams. You have to want for something, and work towards it. Don’t give up in when you feel overwhelmed, undeserving or unprepared. He has given you the gift(s) you will need. If you remember that, fear will have no place to reside.”

  13. “Some days I feel so overwhelmed that I don’t know where to start… I have so much to do and feel like I am spinning out of control. Lord please calm my soul and put me in the right direction. Slow me down and so I can connect with you and my worries back to you – I know you will hep me get my life back in order but only if I allow you in and allow you to lead my way… Thank you God.” – Karen Kastyla

Overwhelmed Anxiety Quotes

When someone is overwhelmed, it can feel like raging storm of emotions, and the sad feeling may make you cry, or laugh or totally helpless. When you feel completely submerged by your thoughts and emotions about all of life’s current problems and feel really anxious, these inspirational overwhelming quotes may help you find balance and get a grip on your emotions.

  1. “Meditation helps me to calm down.” – Lady Gaga

  2. “Stop stressing. Everything will be okay, just let it go.”                                                       

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    uplifting overwhelming thoughts quotes

  3. “Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can.”

  4. “In overwhelming anxiety she found overwhelming grace.”                                           

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    overwhelmed anxiety quotes

  5. “You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.”

  6. “When it hurts—observe. Life is trying to teach you something.” – Anita Krizzan

  7. “Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others.” – Paulo Coelho

  8. “Sometimes you just need to be selfish and take care of you. If they love you, they’ll understand.” – Robert Tew

  9. “Don’t let little things take up too much room in your heart. Or you’ll spend your entire life being annoyed and upset.”

  10. “A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.” – Lysa Terkeurst

  11. “Anxiety happens when you think to have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.” – Karen Salmansohn

  12. “If a door closes, quit banging on it. Whatever was behind it was not meant for you. Consider that perhaps the door was closed because you’re worth so much more than what was on the other side.”

Funny Overwhelmed Captions For Instagram

Humor and laughter is the best way to deal with stress and anxiety. These funny and sassy overwhelmed quotes and captions are perfect to deal with your blues.

  1. “Stress does not go with my outfit.”

  2. “Stressed is dessert spelled backwards.”

  3. “I’ve tried yoga, but I find stress less boring.”

  4. “Here’s to another day of outward smiles and inward screams.”

  5. “Sleep is such a luxury, which I can’t afford.” ― Robin Sikarwar

Religious Overwhelmed Quotes from The Bible 

  1. “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” — Psalm 119: 114

  2. “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – Psalm 61:2 (Bible Verses)

  3. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” — Psalm 112: 7

  4. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” — Matthew 6: 34

  5. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” — Philippians 4: 8

  6. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” — 2 Corinthians 10: 5


One powerful tool for coping with overwhelm is the use of quotes. These brief yet powerful words of wisdom can offer comfort, inspiration, and guidance when we’re feeling lost or uncertain.

They can help us reframe our thoughts and perspectives, providing us with the motivation and encouragement we need to keep moving forward.

Feeling a lot of grief, sadness, confusion or joy, and enthusiasm may seem quite uncontrollable emotions in life.

Be it your friends, daughter, mother, wife, or anyone in the family or friends who is going through such emotions, be sure to support them and encourage them to see the positive side of life.

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