37 Overcoming Anxiety Quotes and Sayings

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Suffering from anxiety is a common occurrence for many and can lead people to mistakenly blame themselves for something. Whether you feel afraid and insecure about something that has yet to come or have feelings of constant worry, these anxiety quotes do a great job of capturing the effects and feelings of those that live with anxiety issues.

“A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.”

“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”

“Anxiety and spiritual searching have been consistent themes with me, and that figures into my worldview. But I tend to make my songs sound like relationship songs.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“I had people saying”it’s all in your head”. Do you honestly think I want to feel this way?”

“I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it’s shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it’s a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It’s truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day.”

“I try not to worry about the future – so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.”

“I work extremely hard to stay positive and happy. But I get sad and anxious, too, just like everyone.”

“I’m terrified that even if I try my hardest, I still won’t be good enough.”

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.”

“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

“I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy.”

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

“Like the experience of warfare, the endurance of grave or terminal illness involves long periods of tedium and anxiety, punctuated by briefer interludes of stark terror and pain.”

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”

“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”

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

“Obviously I have a capacity for feeling extreme anxiety, and there are people out there who don’t. I’m to some extent rather jealous of them.”

“People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”

“People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.”

“Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into compassion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God.”

“The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

“We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We’re connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct.”

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

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

“You are strong for getting out of bed in the morning when it feels like hell. You are brave for doing things even though they scare you or make you anxious. And you are amazing for trying and holding on no matter how hard life gets.”

“You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”

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

“You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day.”

By following some great strategies and meditation tricks, you can start to place feelings of anxiety behind you.