“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”– Maya Angelou. Here are 41 Touching Anxiety Quotes.

Anxiety Quotes

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

2. “I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.” —Dr. Ried/Criminal Minds

3. “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

4. “You’re feeling burnt out and discouraged but you’ve made it this far and I think that’s really brave.” —Unknown

5. “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

6. “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.” —HealthyPlace.com

7. “No amount of regret can change the past. No amount of anxiety can change the future.” —notsalmon.com

8. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.” —Mary Anne Radmacher

9. “Everyone faces challenges in life. It’s a matter of how you learn to overcome them and use them to your advantage.” —Celestine Chua

10. “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” —English Proverb

11. “Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, the lunch date, the meeting, the family dinner, the soccer game, the recital, and the grocery-run. Take care of yourself.” —@nakedwithanxiety

Anxiety Quotes

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

13. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” —picturequotes.com

14. “She was brave and strong and broken all at once.” —Anna Funder

15. “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.” —HealthyPlace.com

16. “Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others.” —Paulo Coelho

17. “I have decided to be happy because it’s good for my health.” —Voltaire

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

19. “It’s okay to feel unstable. It’s ok to disassociate. It’s okay to hide from the world. It’s ok to need help. It’s okay not to be okay. Your mental illness is not a personal failure.” —HealthyPlace.com

20. “Anxiety is practicing failure in advance. Anxiety is needless and imaginary. It’s fear about fear, fear that means nothing.” —Seth Godin

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

Anxiety Quotes

22. “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.” —HealthyPlace.com

23. “S.T.R.E.S.S. = Someone Trying to Repair Every Situation Solo.” —DaveWillis.org

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

25. “She has been through hell. So believe me when I say, fear her when she looks into a fire and smiles.” —E. Corona

26. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” —Kahlil Gibran

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

28. “You cannot recover from anxiety by just staying calm. You cannot recover from depression by just being positive. You cannot recover from anorexia nervosa by just eating more. If mental illnesses were that simple we wouldn’t be struggling in the first place.” —HealthyPlace.com

29. “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

30. “Don’t spend too much time worrying about your mistakes. Mistakes become experience.” —iliketoquote.com

31. “The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.” —Seneca

Anxiety Quotes

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

33. “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.” —HealthyPlace.com

34. “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” —Charlie Chaplin

35. “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.” —HealthyPlace.com

36. “You are more than the mistakes you’ve made. You are the wisdom, love, strength and compassion you’ve gained from all you’ve been through.” —Karen Salmansohn

37. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

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

39. “The worst feeling in the world is trying to hold back a panic attack in public.” —Unknown

40. “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

41. “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.


Best Anxiety Quotes

1.
“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” – Lily Tomlin
2.
“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
3.
“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

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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