Quotes on Anxiety

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” – Erma Bombeck

“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. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” – Carl Sandburg

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

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry S. Haskins

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

“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

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

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

“Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety doesn’t make them less valid.” – Lauren Elizabeth

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

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

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

“By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” – Edwin Elliot

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

“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Stop your whining. If you are frightened, be silent. Whining is for prey. It attracts predators. And you are not prey.” – Robin Hobb

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” – Roy Bennett

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

“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

“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

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be.” – Lao Tzu

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

“[Slow breathing] is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: The anchor won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.” – Russ Harris

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

“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” – Grenville Kleiser

“Life is 10% of what you experience and 90% of how you respond to it.” – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

“At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you had planned, I love you anyway.” – Anonymous

“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.” – Dean Smith

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” – Robert Eliot

“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.” – Mary Hemingway

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

“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

“Hey you, keep living. It won’t always be this overwhelming.” – Jacqueline Whitney

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill

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