150+ Anxiety Quotes To Help Your Mind

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Anxiety is a feeling of unease or fear that can be experienced by people in response to different situations, such as a new or challenging task, a stressful event, or a potential threat. Anxiety can manifest in various ways, including physical symptoms like increased heart rate, sweating, and shallow breathing, as well as psychological symptoms like worry, nervousness, and irritability.

While anxiety is a normal and natural response to stress, excessive or prolonged anxiety can have a negative impact on a person’s daily life, relationships, and overall well-being. Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterized by excessive and persistent worry, fear, or panic, and can interfere with a person’s ability to function normally.

Treatment options for anxiety may include therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and relaxation techniques. It’s important to seek professional help if you are experiencing excessive or prolonged anxiety, as this can help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Anxiety Quotes

1. “Please forgive me if I don’t talk much at times. It sometimes gets loud in my head.”
– Unknown

2. “It’s perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay.”
– Unknown

3. “Breathe darling. This is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.”
– S.C. Lourie

4. “Mantra for Anxiety: This is not you. This is something moving through you. It can leave out of the same door it came in.”
– James Clear

5. “If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember trees lose their leaves every year and they stand tall and wait for better days to come.”
– Unknown

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

7. “Let your mind and heart rest for a while. You will catch up, the world will not stop spinning for you, but you will catch up. Take a rest.”
– Cynthia Go

8. “Stop beating yourself up for not being perfect. You were never designed to be anyway.”
– Unknown

9. “Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for the rain.”
– Unknown

10. “I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.”
– Unknown

11. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.”
– Unknown

12. “Stop letting people who do so little for you, control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.”
– Unknown

13. “The best use of creativity is imagination. The worst use of creativity is anxiety.”
– Deepak Chopra

14. “Stress is self-created, I decided to stop manufacturing it. We can choose an internal calm and joy even amid the chaos.”
– Brendon Burchard

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

16. “You are bigger than what it making you anxious.”
– Unknown

17. “Until I am ready, let me be. I have to heal myself.”
– Unknown

18. “Your mountain may be harder to climb, but oh the view is divine.”
– Jennae Cecelia

19. “It’s okay to not be okay. Just don’t give up.”
– Unknown

20. “Maybe the reason why you’re so scared about your relationship is because you finally have something you love but fear losing. Be as kind to people as you can be and you will always be loved.”
– Declutter The Mind

21. “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

22. “Sometimes you have to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve.”
– Unknown

23. “After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn’t bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it’s a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it’s sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we’re doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.”
– Paulo Coelho

24. “I’m tired of fighting. For once, I want to be fought for.”
– Unknown

25. “You’ve tried enough. Maybe it’s time to let go.”
– Unknown

26. “Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.”
– Frank Ocean

27. “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analysing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you could just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.”
– Tupac

28. “It’s funny how sometimes the people you’d take a bullet for are the ones behind the trigger.”
– Unknown

29. “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.”
– Robin Sharma

30. “I like my music so loud I can’t hear my thoughts.”
– Unknown

31. “She was brave and strong and broken all at once.”
– Anna Funder

32. “She’s hurt mentally and emotionally. But everyday, she walks with a smile. ‘Cause that’s who she is: the girl who never stopped smiling.”
– Unknown

33. “Feeling the need to be busy all the time is a trauma based response and fear-based distraction you’d be forced to acknowledge and feel if you slowed down.”
– Tutu Mora

34. “I’m not lazy. I’m just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.”
– Mimi Love

35. “Stop telling people no one will love them until they love themselves. Stop planting the idea in people’s brains that they are unworthy of love because of their own struggle.”
– Jack Alltimelow

36. “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 planned. I love you anyway.”
– Unknown

37. “Somewhere, there is a past you overflowing with so much pride looking at how far you’ve come.”
– Unknown

38. “Go easy on yourself. Whatever you do today, let it be enough.”
– Buddhist Proverb

39. “All I want is a clear mind and a happy heart.”
– Dipti Bhoyar

40. “I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stunned by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say, “Hi.” They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.”
— Augusten Burroughs

41. “I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth.”
— Daphne du Maurier

42. “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

43. “Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.”
– Stefan Molyneux

44. “The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.”
– Mignon McLaughlin

45. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Dr. Seuss

46. “I have social anxiety. It’s easier up on stage because there’s security in being there. When I’m off stage I’m trying not to be a manic freak. I’m quite shy.”
– Sia Furler

47. “Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. ”
– Ann Brashares

48. “A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”
– Lugwig Wittgenstein

49. “You are not weak. People like us, we’re brave. We’re the ones who get up and face our worst fears every day. We keep fighting.”
– Jen Wilde

50. “No one can pray and worry at the same time.”
– Max Lucado

51. “It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving its purpose in your life.”
– Chinoye J. Chidolue

52. “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is an ocean.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh

53. “Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure it all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.”
– Karen Salmansohn

54. “A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.”
– Unknown

55. “The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.”
– Joel Osteen

56. “I won’t let my pain turn my heart into something ugly. I will show you that surviving can be beautiful.”
– Christy Ann Martine

57. “I couldn’t heal because I kept pretending I wasn’t hurt.”
– Unknown

58. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”
– Unknown

59. “If you feel anxious about an event before it happens, you’ll put yourself through the same mental state twice instead of just once.”
– Unknown

60. “If it’s not going to matter in five years, don’t spend five minutes being upset about it.”
– Unknown

61. “You can’t calm the storm. So stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.”
– Timber Hawkeye

62. “Breathe. You’re going to be okay. You’ve gotten through so many things in your life. You’ve got this.”
– Karen Salmansohn

63. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will too.”
– Jennae Cecilia

64. “Fear thrives in a place of inaction. Overcome your anxiety by taking one small step forward.”
– Sarah Boyd

65. “You don’t have to control your thoughts, you just have to let them stop controlling you.”
– Dan Millman

66. “I know you’re sad, so I won’t tell you to have a good day. Instead, I advise you to have a day. Stay alive, feed yourself well, wear comfortable clothes, and don’t give up on yourself just yet. It’ll get better. Until then, have a day.” – Unknown

67. “Anxiety I will transform you into something useful and productive. I will not bow down to you.”
– Jaeda Dewalt

68. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
– Maya Angelou

69. “Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.”
– Rick Warren

70. “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

71. “There are these moments you think you won’t survive. And then you survive.”
– David Levithan

72. “Anxiety is when the butterflies in your stomach turn into bees.”
– Bridgett Devoue

73. “It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.”
– Unknown

74. “Too often, the only escape is sleep.”
– Charles Bukowski

75. “If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.”
– Unknown

76. “Don’t allows yourself to wake up with yesterday’s issues troubling your mind. Refuse to live backwards, see every day is a new chapter.”
– Unknown

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77. “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety doesn’t make them less valid.”
– Lauren Elizabeth

78. “The quality of your life is where you live emotionally.”
– Tony Robbins

79. “Nothing about depression and anxiety is easy.”
– Keisha Defliger

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

81. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.”
– Robert Tew

82. “It’s so empowering to say “this isn’t serving me’ and walk away in peace.”
– Unknown

83. “Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.”
– Tenzin Gyatso

84. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.”
– Unknown

85. “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”
– Robert J. Sawyer

86. “For me, a calm house, equals a calm heart, equals a calm life.”
– Erica Layne

87. “Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally…Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”
– Don Miguel Ruiz

88. “The secret to living well is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.”
– Tibetan Proverb

89. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”
– Mandy Hale

90. “Your anxiety is lying to you. You are loved and are going to be okay.”
– Unknown

91. “You’re a fighter. Look at everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now.”
– Olivia Benson

92. “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.”
– Dalai Lama

93. “Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible, that’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.”
– C. Assaad

94. “Today I will not stress over the things I can’t control.”
– Unknown

95. “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.”
– Unknown

96. “Feel the feeling but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it.”
– Crystal Andrus

97. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
– C.S. Lewis

98. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
– Buddha

99. “A victory against my old friend anxiety.”
– Lisa Wilson

100. “Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts.”
– Bianca Sparacino

101. “Too numb to feel anything.”
– Unknown

102. “She was always fighting a battle, but her smile would never tell you so.”
– Nikki Rowe

103. “They told me all of my cages were mental, so I got wasted like all my potential”
– Taylor Swift

104. “Just because I carry it well doesn’t mean it’s not heavy.”
– Unknown

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

107. “We suffer more in imagination than in reality.”
– Seneca

108. “Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.”
– William C. Hannan

109. “The minute you let anxiety flow freely is the minute you stop fearing it.”
– Unknown

110. “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 each day.”
– Unknown

111. “Living with anxiety, turning up and doing stuff with anxiety takes a strength most will never know.”
– Unknown

112. “The truth is some days I don’t give it my best. I don’t even give it my all. I can only manage to give it my some, and it’s not even that great. But I’m still here and I’m still trying.”
– Nanea Hoffman

113. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.”
– Unknown

114. “Remember: There is nothing wrong with having an anxiety attack. It doesn’t mean you’re weak or broken or flawed.”
– Unknown

115. “The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.”
– Joel Osteen

116. “It’s disrepectful, in my opinion, when people talk about anxiety attacks as if they’re just a slight hiccup.”
– Unknown

117. “It’s not stress that kills us. It’s our reaction to it.”
– Hans Seyle

118. “Stress is the alarm clock that lets you know you’ve attached to something not true for you.”
– Byron Katie

119. “Stop thinking about everything so much, you’re breaking your own heart.”
– Unknown

120. “A year from now everything your stressing about won’t mean a thing.”
– Nitya Prakash

121. “Some day everything will make sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”
– Unknown

122. “You cannot heal in the same environment where you got sick.”
– Unknown

123. “I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. And it will be okay because I won’t quit.”
– Shayne Mcclendon

124. “I lied and said I was busy. I was busy but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes this is my busy and I will not apologize for it.”
– B. Oakman

125. “Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.”
– Unknown

126. “Spend time with people who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.”
– Unknown

127. “I have two moods: constant panic and worry about every little detail and YOLO”
– Unknown

128. “Life would be a million times better if there were pinatas strategically placed throughout the day.”
– Unknown

129. “Me: What could possibly go wrong? Anxiety: I’m glad you asked.”
– Unknown

130. “If anxiety burned calories, I’d be a supermodel.”
– Unknown

131. “I stress about stress before there’s even stress to stress about. Then I stress about stressing over stress that doesn’t need to be stressed about. It’s stressful.”
– Unknown

132. “Everyone thinks I’m overdramatic when I’m stressed. When an octopus is stressed, it eats itself. Now that’s overdramatic.”
– Unknown

133. “Let’s just say my anxieties, have anxieties.”
– Unknown

134. “I came. I saw. I had anxiety… so I left.”
– Unknown

135. “I’m somewhere between giving up and seeing how much more I can take.”
– Unknown

136. “When thinking about the future, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.”
– Unknown

137. “People cry not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong too long.”
– Johnny Depp

138. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
– Roy T. Bennet

139. “Don’t forget that you’re human. It’s okay if you have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out. Then refocus on where your headed.”
– Unknown

140. “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
– Maya Angelou

141. “I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull your own self out of a dark place mentally. If you did that today or any other day, I’m proud of you.”
– Horacio Jones

142. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”
– Renee Jain

143. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.”
– 1 Peter 5:7

144. “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
– Isaiah 41:10

145. “Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”
– John 14:27

146. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6

147. “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
– 2 Timothy 1:7

148. “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
– Psalm 61:2

149. “But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” – 1 Peter 3:4

150. “Do not be anxious about tomorrow.”
– Matthew 6:34

151. “I have told you these things so that you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart. I have overcome the world.”
– John 16:33

152. “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”
– Philippians 4:13