67 Quotes for dealing with anxiety

Throughout life, we all face situations that cause anxiety.  It could be an issue at work such as job security.  Financial issues, debt, calls from collection agencies, bankruptcy, income taxes, can cause anxiety.  Relationships, dating, friendships, relatives, marital problems can cause anxiety.  Additions such as alcohol, drugs, gambling can be a cause for anxiety.  Even health issues for yourself of someone very close to you can cause you anxiety.  Although there is no sure-fire cure for anxiety, I have compiled a list of motivational quotes that may help you during a time of anxiousness.

  1. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb

  2. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

  3. “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” – Pema Chodron

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

  5. “If you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill

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

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

  8. “Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” – Joan Borysenko

  9. “Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest.” – Unknown

  10. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” – Zig Ziglar

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

  12. “I’ve found that a combination of therapy and medication, along with lifestyle choices like eating better and exercising regularly, helps me cope well with my anxiety.” – John Corey Whaley

  13. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”– Lao Tzu

  14. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

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

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

  17. “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

  18. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ~Steven Hayes

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

  20. “What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?” – Thomas a Kempis

  21. “The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking.” – Wayne Dyer

  22. “The moment I started treating my social anxiety disorder, I started feeling better.” – Ricky Williams

  23. “A mistake in judgment isn’t fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.” – Pauline Kael

  24. “Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

  25. “I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness.” – Tom Cochrane

  26. “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

  27. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

  28. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” ~Walter Anderson

  29. “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

  30. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

  31. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

  32. “Anxiety, it just stops your life.” – Amanda Seyfried

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

  34. “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

  35. “I always say I am a realist, and my mom says, ‘No, you just have anxiety.” – Jessica Chastain

  36. “If you gathered up all the fearful thoughts that exist in the mind of the average person, looked at them objectively, and tried to decide just how much good they provided that person, you would see that not some but all fearful thoughts are useless. They do no good. Zero. They interfere with dreams, hopes, desire and progress.” – Richard Carlson

  37. “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.

  38. “My need to solve the problem is the problem.”  Unknown

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

  40. “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.” – Steve Maraboli

  41. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ~Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

  42. “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

  43. “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

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

  45. “Stress is the trash of modern life — we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” – Terri Guillemets

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

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

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

  49. “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

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

  51. “The other thing is that if you rely solely on medicationto 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.” ~Daniel Goleman

  52. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” -Wayne W. Dyer

  53. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  54. “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

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

  56. “Good humoris 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

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

  58. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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

  60. “Don’t settle: Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan

  61. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James

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

  63. “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

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

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

  66. “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

  67. S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.” ~Danielle LaPorte

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