200 Anxiety Quotes To Cope With Depression And Stress

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

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Anxiety is an emotion that comes out of persistent fear or worry about the future. It’s a state of mind which is very difficult to express and more difficult to live with. Anxiety is one of the most powerful form of mental illness people have to deal with.

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Anxiety disorder is one of the most common problems that humans suffer from. When you feel depressed and demotivated in life, you tend to get upset and get sleepless nights. Sad feelings may sink deep down in your heart and you may slip into depression.

Being anxious makes you feel very nervous, restless and stressed. Prolonged anxiety can lead you to depression.

Common symptoms of anxiety include rapid breathing, fast heart rate, being restless, difficulty in concentration on work, and trouble in falling asleep.

These motivational quotes are divided in these sections:-

  • Anxiety Quotes
  • Social Anxiety Quotes
  • Anxiety Attack Quotes
  • Overwhelmed Anxiety Quotes
  • Stress And Anxiety Quotes
  • Positive Anxiety Quotes
  • Inspirational Quotes For Overcoming Anxiety

These uplifting quotes about anxiety will help you to deal with anxiety in the right way. Also check out our post on overwhelmed quotes and overthinking quotes which will inspire you to have more mental clarity, focus, and give up the habit of overthinking.

Anxiety Quotes

  1. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” ― Soren Kierkegaard

  2. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” —Anonymous


  3. “Worry in the dark can make it even darker.” — Camron Wright                                                         

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    living with anxiety quotes

  4. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” — Hans Selye


  5. “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” — Plato


  6. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” — Walter Anderson                                                   

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    quotes to help with anxiety

  7. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


  8. “Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.” — Frank Ocean


  9. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” — Anonymous


  10. “Anxiety is the handmaiden of contemporary ambition.” — Alain de Botton


  11. “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” — Aesop                                                                                                                                                                 

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    positive anxiety quotes

  12. “Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have.” — Anonymous                                                                                                                                                         

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    anxiety quotes

  13. “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt


  14. “Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


  15. “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” — David Mamet


  16. “I just give myself permission to suck…I find this hugely liberating.” — John Green


  17. “Worry is my worst enemy… an enemy I unleash upon myself.” — Terri Guillemets


  18. “He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” — Michel de Montaigne


  19. “Anxiety has nothing to do with courage or character. Nothing at all.” — Anonymous


  20. “You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.” — Zig Ziglar


  21. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King


  22. “How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.” — Thomas Jefferson


  23. “Anxiety isn’t something that goes away; it’s something you learn to control.” — Anonymous                                                                                                                             

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    anxiety quotes images

  24. “You can’t use anxiety to deal with anxiety it only makes you more anxious.” — Bill Crawford                                                                                                                                           

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    quotes for people with anxiety

  25. “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” — Virginia Woolf


  26. “What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?” — Thomas á Kempis                                                                                                               

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    calming quotes for anxiety

  27. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” — John C. Maxwell


  28. “Rule number one: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two: It’s all small stuff.” — Robert S. Eliot                                                                                                                   

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    inspirational quotes for anxiety

  29. “Anxiety ruins everything, if you don’t be such position you will better as a human kind.” — Deyth Banger


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


  31. “My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” — Hugh Prather


  32. “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” — Jodi Picoult                                                                                                               

    Famous Anxiety Quotes
    Famous Anxiety Quotes

  33. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” — Eckhart Tolle


  34. “At it’s worst, anxiety can feel like death. At its best, anxiety feels like a cramping stomach.” — Ari Eastman


  35. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” — Anonymous Proverb


  36. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” — Renee Jain


  37. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” —William S. Burroughs


  38. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” — Charles Spurgeon                                                                                                                           

    Quotes On Anxiety
    Quotes On Anxiety

  39. “You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.” — Wayne Dyer


  40. “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.” — Natalie Goldberg


  41. “You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.” — James R. Sherman


  42. “I feel busy but nothing gets done. I feel tired but sleep doesn’t help. I feel anxious but I don’t know why.” — Anonymous                                                                                     

    Quotes About Anxiety
    Quotes About Anxiety

  43. “I don’t think anyone could ever criticize me more severely than the way I viciously criticize myself.” — Anonymous


  44. “In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.” — Mitch Albom


  45. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” — George Bernard Shaw


  46. “The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.” — William James


  47. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” —Attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt


  48. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” — Epictetus


  49. “There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.” — Attributed To Bernard-Paul Heroux


  50. “Nothing is easier for people who never do anything themselves than to criticize someone who actually makes an effort.” — Fredrik Backman


  51. “The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.” — Charles Glassman


  52. “Anxiety and insecurity often go hand-in-hand. It’s difficult to increase your self-esteem when everything makes you anxious.” — Anonymous                                                   

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    overwhelmed anxiety quotes

  53. “I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.” — Anonymous


  54. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” — Deepak Chopra


  55. “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” —Norman Vincent Peale


  56. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” — Mary Tyler Moore


  57. “You must be extremely direct with an overthinker because their mind creates too many scenarios, and they start analyzing each of them.” — Anonymous


  58. “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


  59. “Anxiety isn’t about being nervous or shy. It’s your body existing in a physiological and mental state of emergency in the absence of danger.” — Anonymous


  60. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” — Philippians 4:6 (Bible Verses)


  61. “Anxiety feels like… You’re putting on a mask each day. You seem fine on the outside, but inside you’re panic stricken. All the while, you pray it doesn’t show.” — Anonymous


  62. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression…It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” — Grenville Kleiser


  63. “Panic attacks are not caused by your environment. Panic attacks happen when you experience sudden thoughts and/or feelings and you interpret them the wrong way.” — Anonymous


  64. “Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” — Anais Nin


  65. “Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it— just as we have learned to live with storms.” — Paulo Coelho


  66. “Living with anxiety is like being followed by a voice. It knows all your insecurities and uses them against you. It gets to the point when it’s the loudest voice in the room. The one you can hear.” — Anonymous


  67. “Our greatest concern is anxiety, because that’s what blocks performance. It’s a high – stakes test. You combine that with all the other things teenagers are dealing with and they need to know they’re supported.” — Shannon O’Brien


  68. “Some days, doing ‘the best we can’ may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect—on any front—and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else.” — Fred Rogers


  69. “Having anxiety and being in relationship is hard because you always assume the worst, not even just about cheating but worrying if they still want to be with you, wanting to be all over them but not wanting to be too clingy, and questioning literally everything they tell you.” — Anonymous


  70. “There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore – for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help.” — Howie Mandel

Social Anxiety Quotes

Social anxiety also referred to as social phobia, is a extreme fear of being judged by people in the society. People having social anxiety have trouble in meeting new people and talking to them. They have trouble in attending social gatherings as they fear being scrutinized by other people.

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According to research, approximately 15 million American adults and is the second most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder following specific phobia.

  1. “Social Anxiety: You believe any criticism of yourself, yet any compliment must be a lie.”

  2. “The worst thing about social anxiety is that people simply don’t understand.” — Anonymous


  3. “Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.” — Stefan Molyneux


  4. “I’m a lonely person at heart, I need people buy my social anxiety prevents me from being happy.” — Anonymous


  5. “Social anxiety is when you’re with a group of friends and you feel like nobody even knows you’re there.” — Anonymous                                                                                     

    Social Anxiety Quotes
    Social Anxiety Quotes

  6. “If we wanted to change the situation, we first had to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” — Stephen Covey


  7. “Social anxiety isn’t a choice. I wish people knew how badly I wish I could be like everybody else, and how hard it is to be affected by something that can bring me to my knees every single day.” — Anonymous


  8. “All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak – and speak in such a way that people will remember it.” — Anonymous


  9. “Social Anxiety is: Being scared to make a call or make an appointment. Having difficulty when ordering food at a restaurant. Counting your money ten times before paying. Feeling uncomfortable in public. Wanting to hide your face/body when waking in the hallway.” — Anonymous


  10. “I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth.” — Anonymous

Anxiety Attack Quotes

Anxiety attack is a result of a person feeling very anxious. It can get triggered because of different situations, such as work issues, health issues, relationship issues or maybe an exam.

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Anxiety attack usually involves a fear of specific event or situation. It can be mild, moderate or severe. The symptoms of anxiety attack include chest pain, increase in heart rate and restlessness.

 

  1. “I am exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.” — Anonymous

  2. “The worst feeling in the world is trying to hold back an anxiety attack in public.” — Anonymous


  3. “If there’s an adrenaline rush, I will find it; if there’s an anxiety attack, I will have it.” — Bert Kreischer


  4. “A panic attack goes from 0 to 100 in an instant. It’s halfway between feeling like you’ll faint and feeling like you’ll die.” — Anonymous


  5. “Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are not signs of weakness. They are signs of trying to remain strong for far too long.” — Anonymous                                                   

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    depression and anxiety quotes

  6. “Don’t assume I’m weak because I have anxiety attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world every day.” — Anonymous


  7. “This is one of the most frustrating things about having and anxiety disorder; knowing as you’re freaking out that there’s no reason to be freaked out, but lacking the ability to shut the emotion down.” — Anonymous


  8. “Everyday is a struggle even when I’m at my best. My anxiety is always with me and my panic taps me on my shoulder a few times a day. On my good days I can brush it off. On my bad days I just want to stay in bed.” — Anonymous


  9. “Well, unless you’ve suffered from panic attacks and social anxiety disorders, which is what I was diagnosed as having, it’s hard to explain it. But you go on stage knowing you’re actually physically going to die. You will keel over and die.” — Donny Osmond


  10. “In an era of stress and anxiety, when the present seems unstable and the future unlikely, the natural response is to retreat and withdraw from reality, taking recourse either in fantasies of the future or in modified visions of a half-imagines past.” — Anonymous

Overwhelmed Anxiety Quotes

Something overwhelming is very intense and hard to deal with: overwhelming events make people worried and stressed out. It’s hard to overcome overwhelming things.

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In this fast paced world students, entrepreneurs may feel really overwhelmed at work, or in relationship. 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 which make your drown in your emotions.

  1. “Even the simplest task can be overwhelming at times.” — Anonymous

  2. “The reason everything fell apart is because you prayed for something better.” — Anonymous


  3. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” — Madeleine L’Engle


  4. “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety, doesn’t make them less valid.” — Anonymous                                                                                                                                               

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    sad anxiety quotes

  5. “Overthinking: the art of creating new problems out of ones that never existed in the first place.” — Anonymous


  6. “It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age” — Anonymous


  7. “Sometimes it’s better to look at things than own them… owning means anxiety and a lot of bags to carry around.” — Tove Jansson                                                                 

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    COVID anxiety quotes

  8. When you feel overwhelmed, remember: A little at a time is how it gets done. One thing, one task, one moment at a time.” — Anonymous


  9. “When thinking about life, remember this: No amount of guilt can solve the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future” — Anonymous


  10. “Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you places you never thought you’d get to.” — Morgan Harper Nichols


  11. “I get nervous about everything. Sometimes I literally don’t know why I’m anxious. I just am and no-one seems to understand that.” — Anonymous                                                   

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    anxiety quotes pictures

  12. “I’ve got 99 problems and 86 of them are completely made up scenarios in my head that I’m stressing about for absolutely no logical reason.” — Anonymous


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


  14. “Everyone remembers the remark of the old man at the point of death, that his life had been full of troubles—most of which had never happened.” —Winston Churchill


  15. “I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit.” — Anonymous


  16. “I am severely overwhelmed with everything. It’s come to a point that even small tasks make me feel like breaking down and crying. Everything is just too much for me now.” — Anonymous


  17. “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.” — Anonymous


  18. “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.” — Anonymous


  19. “Every day is a struggle even when I’m at my best. My anxiety is always with me and my panic taps me on my shoulder a few times a day. On my good days, I can brush it off. On my bad days, I just want to stay in bed.” — Anonymous


  20. “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 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.” — Danielle Koepke

Stress And Anxiety Quotes

Stress and anxiety is an inevitable part of success in life. When you work on your dreams and passion there are a lot of struggles and failure which one has to face. With failures come stress and anxiety. But you need to keep yourself positive and overcome your stress to hustle and be successful.

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Stress at work, at home, in relationships, often lead to feeling of irritability and constant frustration can lead to many illness like depression. We all get stress from time to time; let these famous anxiety quotes encourage and inspire you.

  1. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” — Swedish Proverb

  2. “Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.” — Paulo Coelho


  3. “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.” — William Shakespeare


  4. “Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Anonymous


  5. “I will breathe. Worry will not control me. Stress will not break me.” — Anonymous


  6. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles.” — Charlie Chaplin


  7. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” —Chinese proverb


  8. “I remember from my panicky days how I felt different and disconnected.” — Anonymous


  9. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” — Robert Tew


  10. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.” — David Levithan


  11. “We live only a few conscious decades, and we fret ourselves enough for several lifetimes.” — Christopher Hitchens


  12. “Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions – not outside.” — Marcus Aurelius                                                                     

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    quotes to overcome anxiety

  13. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” — Epictetus


  14. “Anxiety is a lot like a toddler. It never stops talking, tells you you’re wrong about everything, and wakes you up at 3 am.” — Anonymous                                                                                               

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    Funny anxiety quotes

  15. “Anxiety is not being able to sleep because you said something wrong two years ago and can’t stop thinking about it.” — Anonymous


  16. “I worry my depression and anxiety are always going to keep me from being the person I dreamed of becoming.” — Anonymous


  17. “Don’t let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all, it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.” — Ali ibn Abi Talib


  18. “I literally have to remind myself all the time, that being afraid of things going wrong isn’t the way to make things go right.” — Anonymous


  19. “Our stresses, anxieties, pains and problems arise because we do not see the world, others or even ourselves as worthy of love.” — Prem Prakash


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


  21. “Stress, worry, and anxiety simply come from projecting your thoughts into the future and imagining something bad. Stay focused on now.” — Anonymous


  22. “There’s an insecure part of me that comes out of me, I get nervous. I don’t know why, I wish I could overcome it because it gives me an anxiety feeling.” — Fred Durst


  23. “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


  24. “I promise you nothing is a chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” — Steve Maraboli


  25. “Anxiety is the most silently painful experience. It makes no sense and you sit alone and suffer for an unknown reason. You can’t explain it. You can’t stop it, It is horrible.” — Anonymous


  26. “Relaxing your mind is the number one key in unleashing its power… and it has power in itself. All other keys start with your mind at rest, with your alertness high, and your stress levels low.” — Marc Salem


  27. “When I say no worries, I actually mean no worries for you, because they’re all mine now. I have anxiety. I have all the worries. I’m stealing yours. None for you. If you wanted them then too bad.” — Anonymous


  28. “Anxiety makes you sit there and overthink every single thing. At times it makes you think people in your life are leaving you. You begin to feel abandoned, and not worth anything because the most important people in your life don’t want you.” — Anonymous


  29. “Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure, but no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends, but hate socializing. It’s wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely. It’s feeling everything at once then feeling paralyzingly numb.” — Anonymous


  30. “Anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know, because it’s an inward thing. It feels like you’re malfunctioning and you can’t process your own thoughts. You get a knot in your stomach and you can’t take a full breath, but outwardly you can literally just sit there and look completely normal, as long as no one tries to speak to you.” — Anonymous

Positive Anxiety Quotes

  1. “Don’t lose yourself in your fear.” — Anonymous

  2. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” — T.S. Eliot


  3. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” — Josiah Gilbert Holland


  4. “The universe doesn’t allow perfection.” — Stephen Hawking


  5. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao Tzu


  6. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn


  7. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.” —Bryant McGill


  8. “You’re a fighter… Look at everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now.” — Olivia Benson


  9. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” — Frank A. Clark


  10. “The best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  11. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” — Anonymous


  12. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou


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


  14. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman


  15. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” —Joseph Campbell


  16. “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.


  17. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Henry Stanley Haskins


  18. “I don’t pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.” — Nayyirah Waheed


  19. “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” — Joyce Meyer


  20. “One step at a time. You don’t need to see the whole path to keep moving forward. One foot in front of the other.” — Anonymous


  21. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford


  22. “You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.” — Pearl S. Buck


  23. “There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.” — Anonymous


  24. “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


  25. “Note to self: I don’t have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.” — Anonymous

Inspirational Quotes For Overcoming Anxiety

Dealing with anxiety is not as difficult as it may seem. Feeling anxious and tense in some situations is fine. But if it is a constant feeling then it might need some support and healing.

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When you feel anxious you need to calm yourself. Try and break the patterns of nervousness and assure yourself you are safe and in a good mental space. Sometimes talking out your heart with a dear friend or family will also help you with your unwanted worries.

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Being positive and taking one step at a time to overcome your anxiousness will help you gradually help you come over your anxiety.

  1. “For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin

  2. “The way you tell your story to yourself matters.” — Amy Cuddy


  3. “It’s not time to worry yet.” — Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


  4. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” —Sydney J. Harris


  5. “For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” — T.S. Eliot


  6. “Go easy on yourself. Whatever you do today, let it be enough.” — Anonymous


  7. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — Confucius


  8. “Surrender to what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” —Sonia Ricotti


  9. “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery


  10. “Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” — Corrie Ten Boom


  11. “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” — Sylvia Plath


  12. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” — Dalai Lama


  13. “There are two ways to get rid of an anxiety monster, my friend—you either have a bath or a nap.” — Andrew Kaufman


  14. “You have dug your soul out of the dark, you have fought to be here; do not go back to what buried you.” — Bianca Sparacino


  15. “Anxiety must go. It must be replaced by faith and solemn confidence in the outworking of the divine plan.” — Count of St. Germain


  16. “I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, not just for tomorrow, but in the here and now.” — Carl Sandburg


  17. “There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” — Henry David Thoreau


  18. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” — A.A. Milne


  19. “In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go.” — Jack Kornfield


  20. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” — Mother Teresa


  21. “Let your mind and heart rest for a while. You will catch up, the world will not stop spinning for you, but you will catch up. Take a rest.” — Cynthia Go


  22. “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox


  23. “Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement.” — Gretchen Rubin


  24. “Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.” — Will Durst


  25. “You don’t know why you’re exhausted? You’re fighting a war inside your head every single day. If that’s not exhausting I don’t know what is.” — Anonymous


  26. “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr


  27. “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will.” — Cheryl Strayed


  28. “Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.” — J. Donald Walters


  29. “I’m noticing that the thigs that make me anxious now are things that I wasn’t allowed to do as a child: Asking for help, slowing down, making mistakes, needing attention.” — Anonymous


  30. “We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.” — Nick Saban


  31. “When you walk through a storm hold your head up high, and don’t be afraid of the dark/At the end of the storm is a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of a lark.” — Oscar Hammerstein II


  32. “Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? ‘I’ll take care of it in a moment.’ Of course, you don’t! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety.” — Max Lucado


  33. “Anxiety, heartbreak, and tenderness mark the in-between state. It’s the kind of place we usually want to avoid. The challenge is to stay in the middle rather than buy into struggle and complaint. The challenge is to let it soften us rather than make us more rigid and afraid.” — Pema Chodron


  34. “You are not supposed to be happy all the time. Life hurts and it’s hard. Not because you’re doing it wrong, but because it hurts for everybody. Don’t avoid the pain. You need it. It’s meant for you. Be still with it, let it come, let it go, let it leave you with the fuel you’ll burn to get your work on this earth.” — Giennon Doyle in Love Warrior


  35. “It’s Okay: If you struggle to stay positive. If you are a work in progress. if you fear your potential. if you miss your old self. If you have some bad habits. if you feel exhausted today. if you haven’t let it go yet. If you are overthinking it. If you wonder why you’re you. If you rush through moments. If you feel lost and confused…” — Anonymous

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There are various types of anxiety disorder. The five major types of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and social phobia (or social anxiety disorder). Understanding how to deal with anxiety is very important.

If you feel anxious and nervous on a constant basis, then it is advisable to consult a professional therapist to get the much needed guidance to overcome anxiety and feel relaxed.

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