37 Quotes About Overcoming Anxiety

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Anxiety can plague some of the deepest parts of our mind and soul. These quotes about overcoming anxiety can offer the encouragement and inspiration needed to surpass some of life’s biggest challenges.

“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.”

“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”

“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.”

“I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness.”

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”

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

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

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

“In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.”

“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.”

“Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”

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

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”

“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”

“Space is something that you have to define. Otherwise, it is like anxiety, which is too vague. A fear is something specific. I like claustrophobic spaces, because at least then you know your limits.”

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

“The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.”

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”

“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.”

“The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication,
you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication.”

“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

“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.”

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”

“Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.”

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

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

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

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

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”

There are various ways to go about fighting fear and anxiety. Using effective strategies will encourage you to combat each fear one at a time until you can conquer every aspect of your life.