10 Quotes to Cope & Keep Going

On Monday I talked about how that day pulled all its tricks on me and I’ve been struggling with all of the obstacles being thrown at me right now, but today I’m here to talk to you about how to cope with stress and stay motivated. I LOVE quotes and they serve as great reminders and great inspiration, so I’m sharing a couple for you to save to read when you’re feeling down. And I can’t thank everyone who commented on Monday’s post enough for your support and kind words. I was nervous to share something so personal and I didn’t want to just dump out my stress on such a public platform, but I felt so much better after reading your comments and they really helped me a lot! So, thanks. You all rock.

I learned this from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix and if you haven’t watched the series, you’re missing out. Kimmy says that anybody can do anything for 10 seconds, and when the 10 seconds is over, just start counting again.



So, there you have it. The 10 quotes I read when I’m stressed and need to stay motivated. Do you have a favorite quote or verse you read when life gets tough? Did one of these quotes stand out to you? Share below! (All images above via Pinterest)

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  • AH! Bookmarking this post. I love the quote about “a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor”. That is so true and applies to my life. I love these quotes!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much! I love it too :] Its something I have to tell myself a lot!

  • Ally

    Quotes always help me too when I’m feeling overwhelmed. I love that one from the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – I found myself counting to ten after watching that show!

    Alessandra | The PumpUp Blog

    • Savannah Ward

      The show is hilarious and I laugh until I cry with every episode. So glad you watch it too!!

  • Kayleigh

    I’m so big on quotes! At this point I keep looking up sex and the city ones haha!


    • Savannah Ward

      I LOVE Sex and the City. Carrie is such a badass.

  • I love all of these quotes so much.
    Hope you’re feeling better, S.
    xoxo, Jenny

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much! Thank you for being such a good friend! :] Love reading your blog <3

  • Miss ALK

    Motivational quotes can be so helpful!! So glad that you’re finding inspiration and encouragement through this time 🙂

    xoxo A

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate it :]

  • YOu have no idea how much I needed this right now! I’m like you – reading inspirational quotes get me through my toughest times. I love the quotes you shared, but my favorite is the one from Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt. I love that show so much, but that advice is definitely something that I try to utilize when I’m going through tough times.

    • Savannah Ward

      I agree. Her 10 second rule is so simple but so true and very helpful. Sending good vibes your way, pretty girl! <3

  • Claudia Jane

    love, love, love these!! I always love going through quotes and finding ones i like! thanks so much for sharing!

    xo, claudia

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much for commenting! I’m glad you liked my picks!

  • Lauren Ashley

    I love ALL of these.


    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks Lauren! :]

  • Ashley

    I had a stressful day and tomorrow I have a big meeting that I have been worried about. These are such great quotes to read before bed to give me positive vibes for tomorrow!

    xo Ashley

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks Ashley! I hope your meeting went well! :]

  • I so needed these at this point in my year! Hectic lately!

    • Savannah Ward

      I feel like everybodys life is so crazy right now…hahaha sending good vibes your way and hope you’re doing well! :]

  • I love motivational quotes and you rounded up some great ones! Sending you positive thoughts!

  • Sometimes when I am overwhelmed I have to just look through the quotes section on Pinterest (cry a little) and breathe. It really is helpful!

  • caroline | thecarodiaries

    My personal favorite is “this too shall pass”.. I have a canvas hanging in my room with the quote to remind me that a bad day is just a bad day.. these are all such great quotes!!

  • Cat

    I love reading these motivational quotes!


  • I always look to quotes when I’m going through tough times. I especially love the quotes “It’s just a bad day, not a bad life” and “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.
    Those two keep me going! It seems tough at first but you will always pull through.

    Kayla | http://kaylablogs.com

  • Great quotes! Sometimes you just need an extra help to keep going. I love all of them. x


  • I absolutely love the last quote! Thinking of you in this difficult time. Try to remember that feelings like this are temporary. It gets better.

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • Allison Ellzey

    Reading inspiring quotes makes me feel WAY less stressed!