It’s hard to know what to say when someone is stressed, but saying the right thing can make all the difference to them.
Here are 50+ encouraging words for someone who is stressed, I’m sure you’ll find something that works perfectly for the person you care about:
Encouraging Words for Someone Who Is Stressed
“You’ve come so far, I know you’ll get through this as well and be stronger for it.”
“It’s okay to take a break and focus on taking care of yourself.”
“You can handle this, I know it may feel tough now but you’ve got this!”
“Take a deep breath, one step at a time, and you’ll get through it.”
“Things will work out in the end. You just have to trust yourself and keep moving forward.”
“You can do hard things. I believe in you!”
“It’s okay to not be okay, it doesn’t make you weak, it shows your strength.”
“Let go of what you can’t control, focus on what you can influence.”
“Everything will eventually work out for the best, just keep believing in yourself.”
“You are capable of so much more than you think. Trust yourself and don’t give up!”
“It’s okay to ask for help when you need it. We’re here for you!”
“You have come through tough times before, and I know this one won’t be any different.”
“No matter what happens, you can make it through! You’re strong enough to handle it.”
“What doesn’t break us makes us stronger.”
“This too shall pass, better days will come again soon.”
“I’m proud of you for facing your struggles head on. That takes a lot of courage.”
“Your resilience is inspiring, never forget how far you’ve come.”
“You can do this! One step at a time and you’ll get there.”
“Focus on the positives, and soon enough you’ll find a way to get through this.”
“Things may be hard right now, but keep going, don’t give up.”
“You know how much I love and respect you, whatever happens, that’s never going to change.”
“I know you’re stressed right now, but you’re going to be okay, trust me.”
“You can get through this, I’m always here for you.”
“Your situation is tough, but you’re tougher.”
“If there is anything I can do to take some of the stress off your shoulders, don’t hesitate to ask.”
“Never be afraid to reach out to others for help, that’s what friends are for.”
“You make the world a brighter place, don’t forget that.”
“Be kind to yourself and take care of your well-being.”
“You have so much potential, don’t let the stress hinder you from reaching your goals.”
“You are strong and capable, this too shall pass.”
“Remember, there is nothing to be ashamed of to admit when things are getting too much.”
“A problem shared is a problem halved, I’m here and ready to listen whenever you’re ready.”
“We all get stressed at times, make sure you manage the stress and don’t let the stress manage you.”
“You have something special inside you, don’t forget that.”
“Always remember, this too shall pass, and soon enough better days will come again.”
“You are loved, supported, and appreciated by everyone around you.”
“I can give you as much space as you need or be there for you 24/7, I want to do whatever I can to help you through this.”
“Trust your own abilities and you’ll soon find a way to get through this.”
“The answer is inside you, don’t forget that. Take time to care for yourself and dig deep and you’ll know how to get through this.”
“We all face challenges from time to time, it’s how we face them that makes all the difference.”
“You are strong, brave, and resilient. You got this!”
“Take every day one step at a time, and soon enough the future will be brighter.”
“No matter how tough things may seem right now, you are more than capable of getting through this.”
“Trust yourself and always remember to take care of your mental health. You can do this!”
“You’re an inspiration to me, I’m so proud of you and your strength and courage.”
“Every day is an opportunity to learn something new, don’t forget that.”
“Take a deep breath, stay positive and believe in yourself, you can do this!”
“It’s okay to be scared and overwhelmed, but don’t let it hold you back. Believe in yourself and take one step at a time.”
“You’re already so close to the finish line, keep going and you’ll get there soon enough.”
“Everything will be okay, take it one day at a time and know that things will get better. And don’t forget, it’s always okay to ask for help when you need it. We’re here for you!”
What Not to Say to Someone Who Is Stressed Out!
As well as saying the right things, it’s just as important to know what you shouldn’t say to someone who is stressed.
Some of the common, and innocent mistakes people make are telling someone to “calm down”, or saying “it’s not that bad” when they feel stressed.
Remember, everyone deals with stress differently and it’s important to be understanding that it can take a serious mental toll on someone.
It’s not as simple as snapping out of it or thinking positively and everything will suddenly be OK.
Respect the difficult situation they are in and consider how your words may be interpreted by them.
Try to avoid making assumptions, dismissing their feelings, or questioning how they feel.
Instead, try to listen and understand where they are coming from, show empathy, provide emotional support, and offer helpful solutions to help them get through their situation.
Above all, it’s important to be mindful and understand that everyone handles stress differently.
Be the best friend you can, let them know you’re there for them, and they’ll reach out or lean on you when they need it most.
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.