Anxiety Quotes will help you know how the person going through anxiety disorder feels.
What Is Anxiety?
There is a difference between anxiety and anxiety disorder. Anxiety is simply our body’s reaction to stress. It is basically the fear of the unknown. Most people feel anxious and nervous on their first day of school, job interview or just meeting with a stranger. Having anxiety when you do something new and different is normal but if you have been feeling nervous and stressed longer than 6 months and you feel these things on an extreme level then you must consult your doctor as it can be an anxiety disorder.
What Causes Anxiety?
There are not proper reasons researchers have found which causes anxiety. Its research is still going on as they are taking a deeper look at the parts of the brain that are involved with anxiety but there are many factors that trigger anxiety in a person. On-going stress, uneventful death in the family, financial or work stress also triggers anxiety in a person.
How To Deal With Anxiety?
There are so many things you do when you are feeling stress or anxiety.
- Take a break. Divert your mind from the things which are making you feel anxious. Listen music or do something which makes you happy.
- Eat properly. Skiping meals is not the solution of anything. Food gives us energy to deal with stress.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine. It triggers panic attacks.
- Sleep Well. You body and brain needs proper rest in these conditions.
- Take deep breathes. Take deep breathes and count to 10. Breathing calms you and counting distracts your mind from the stressful thoughts.
- Talk to a someone. Share how you are feeling with someone you love or ask for a professional help.
- Learn what triggers your anxiety. Find out what is that thing which cause you stress and anxiety and learn to deal with it or ask for profession help. They will help you to find out how you can deal with it.
We all feel anxious and stressed from time to time in our life but if you are feeling this way for a while don’t be afraid to ask for help. It is not something you should ignore. And if there is someone you think is going through the same, please offer them help or just be kind to them. You have no idea how hard their battle is. If you cant help them, please don’t hurt them.
Here we are sharing a collection of Anxiety quotes for you to know how it feels to live with anxiety on daily basis.
“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
“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
“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.”
― Paulo Coelho, Manuscrito encontrado em Accra
“In an era of stress and anxiety, when the present seems unstable and the future unlikely, the natural response is to retreat and withdraw from reality, taking recourse either in fantasies of the future or in modified visions of a half-imagined past.”
― Alan Moore, Watchmen
“Chronic anxiety is a state more undesirable than any other, and we will try almost any maneuver to eliminate it. Modern man is living in anxious anticipation of destruction. Such anxiety can be easily eliminated by self-destruction. As a German saying puts it: ‘Better an end with terror than a terror without end.”
― Robert E. Neale, The Art of Dying
“The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness”.”
― Alain de Botton
“I hate restaurants because when I sit at tables I feel trapped. Something about sitting down across from someone and it is socially unacceptable to leave at any moment makes me panic.”
― Sarah Hogle, Twice Shy
“How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, “Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?” To which the man responded, “That’s your worry.”
― Max Lucado
“Fear and anxiety many times indicates that we are moving in a positive direction, out of the safe confines of our comfort zone, and in the direction of our true purpose.”
― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life
“I’m excellent at faking being okay with things, even when inside my brain there is a tiny screaming gnome who is definitely not okay.”
― Alice Oseman, I Was Born for This
Quotes On Anxiety And Depression
“As if your brain wants to kill your soul”
― Andy Alsanati
“Let us not wait until the specter of solitude and isolation crawls into the alleys of our lives. Let us not the veiled threat of despair thrust us into oppression through our deficiency in interaction, and expand the frailty and the anxiety of our existence. Let us reach out and talk instead and use authentic language in unambiguous wording, and connect the dots, without fear. (“Words had disappeared”)”
― Erik Pevernagie
“be able to just get up and leave if I wanted, for whatever reason, without grabbing people’s attention. Without being asked questions, and having to explain something I myself don’t entirely understand”
― Sarah Hogle, Twice Shy
“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
― Corrie Ten Boom
“TRIGGERS, a horrible word really. Yet, I still have them.”
― Aja Phoenix
“When people say, “I’m anxious, depressed, or I need to work on my mental health.” Don’t question it. Don’t tease them. Don’t diminish their issues because you want something from them and their mental health limits their ability to deliver. It was hard enough for them to acknowledge and share. If you do not understand because you’ve never experienced mental health issues, go educate yourself. Do not look to them for everything you need to know about mental health. They are learning too. Do the work to understand.”
― Nedra Glover Tawwab
“Anxiety can only happen when our hope is genuinely in the wrong thing, not in Jesus.”
― Kim Meeder, Encountering Our Wild God: Ways to Experience His Untamable Presence Every Day
“You have every cause for anxiety. We are on the threshold of a more searching, more honest, more open society.”
― László Krasznahorkai, The Melancholy of Resistance
“My current life, I realized, was constructed around an absence; for all its richness I still felt as if the floors might give way as if its core were only a covering of leaves, and I would slip through, falling endlessly, never to get my footing.”
― Esi Edugyan, Washington Black
Anxiety Attack Quotes
“In the darkness, every fear finds a face.”
― Temi Oh, Do You Dream of Terra-Two?
“Even though I have no answers, I understand that while mental illness changes Bill’s behavior and the way he deals with life, the man I have loved for so many years is still inside, even when I don’t recognize him.”
― Carole Leathem
“But the question is, am I really better, or am I just lulled into a false sense of security by this fake environment?”
― Ned Vizzini It’s kind of a Funny Story
“People who are spiritually minded tend to suffer from anxiety and depression more. You know why? Because their eyes are open to a world that is in need of repair. They literally have an increased ability to feel the emotions of people around them.”
― Osho Rajneesh
“People without depression won’t understand that, but the fatigue of mental illness makes your very body a prison.”
― Jenny Lawson, Broken
“Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling has grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But Michael, you’re not responsible for causing it.”
― Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here
“I am more than my fear and weaknesses, but so much of the time, they’re all I can think about.”
― Tricia Levenseller, Blade of Secrets
“When you get entangled inside the complexities of your mind in a certain way, from then on, you have to earn your “every day”.”
― Kayo K.
“I felt the heat of her body and was reminded of how much I love human contact. Pets like to be petted. It isn’t sexual when a dog or cat begs for physical affection. People are the same way: we need touch. But we’re so sexually screwed up and obsessed that we get nervous and uncomfortable when another person touches us.”
― Neil Strauss, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
“Nobody understands you. Even you don’t understand yourself. You are suffering because you are trying to fit into known categories, labels and structures.”
Living With Anxiety Quotes
“Most people either live in the past or in the future. Those who dwell on the past are depressed, those who overthink the future are worried. Only a few are able to enjoy their Here and Now; only they find peace of mind. ”
― Omar Cherif
“Life would have been a miracle
If memories could be controlled.” ― Vineet Raj Kapoor
“For those who live in the body, death is the biggest fear. For those who live in the mind, there are much bigger fears than death; There are moments when death almost feels like a relief.”
“My mind turned by anxiety, or other cause, from its scrutiny of blank paper, is like a lost child–wandering the house, sitting on the bottom step to cry.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary
“I have struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. When I was young I thought it would pass as I got older, and when I was older I thought it would pass when I was successful, and when I was successful I thought that it was hopeless because even when everything was going right I was still wrong.”
― Jenny Lawson, Broken
“To some people, I may seem calm. But if you could peer beneath the surface, you would see that I’m like a duck–paddling, paddling, paddling.”
― Scott Stossel, My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
“Behind every flinch is a fear or anxiety – sometimes rational, sometimes not. Without the fear, there is no flinch. But wiping out the fear isn’t what’s important – facing it is.”
― Julien Smith, The Flinch
“When I don’t have something to worry about, I worry. Nothing comes so naturally to a human being as anxiety and worry.”
― Brian Richardson
“A man with worry is a man without wisdom.”
― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words
“I…took some pride in ‘not fulfilling my potential,’ in part because I was terrified that if I tried my hardest, the world would learn I didn’t actually have that much potential.”
― John Green, The Anthropocene Reviewed
Sad Quotes On Anxiety And Stress
“To hear the phrase “our only hope” always makes one anxious, because it means that if the only hope doesn’t work, there is nothing left.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book
“It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.”
― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems”
“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.”
― C. H. Spurgeon
“Thus fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself, when apparent to the eyes; and we find the burthen of anxiety greater by much, than the evil which we are anxious about; and which was worse than all this, I had not that relief in this trouble from the resignation I used to practice, that I hoped to have.”
― Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”
― Brené Brown
“I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.”
― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.”
― Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home
“Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling that grown too large. A feeling has grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But…you’re not responsible for causing it. You’re not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumor.”
― Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here
“For days now, my brain has refused to allow me to finish a thought, constantly interrupting with worries. Even my worries get interrupted–by new worries, or facets of old worries I had not adequately considered. My thoughts are a river overflowing its banks, churning and muddy and ceaseless. I wish I wasn’t so scared all the time–scared of the virus, yes, but there is also some deeper fear: the terror of time passing, and me with it.”
― John Green, The Anthropocene Reviewed
Did you find anxiety quotes relatable?
Anxiety is difficult to live with but sometimes it also motivates us to finish our work on deadline. We all deal with stress on different levels. It does not mean some people are stronger than you. It is just then we all think differently. It is not about intelligence or education. It’s about our way of thinking and dealing with stress.
People who focus on bad things in life are more in the place of dealing with anxiety. When you are trying to solve a problem before it exists, you are overthinking and it leads to stress and anxiety. Focus on the positive things in your life and let the future be in the future. It won’t change nor you can change anything about it while stressing over it. We hope these anxiety quotes will aware you deal with it and let you know that you are not alone.
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