27 Quotes for overcoming anxiety

AJ Blog PostWhen you are struggling with anxiety, quotes can provide you with a bitesize chunk of wisdom just when you need it.

Here are my favourite quotes that help me keep moving forward towards an anxiety-free life (particularly the last one):

  1. “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” — Seneca
  2. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” — Walter Anderson
  3. “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
  4. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney
  5. “If you’re going through hell keep going.” — Winston Churchill
  6. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” –Proverb
  7. “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.
  8. “Everything you have ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” — George Addair
  9. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” — Buddha
  10. “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” — Mary Engelbreit
  11. “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
  12. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Henry S. Haskins
  13. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — Confucius
  14. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” — Jamie Paolinetti
  15. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” — William James
  16. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” — T.S. Eliot
  17. “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
  18. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” — Steve Maraboli
  19. “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
  20. “No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that’s going to happen.” — Alan Watts
  21. “Be proud of every step you take toward reaching your goal.” — Anonymous
  22. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” — Khalil Gibran
  23. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman
  24. “Two steps forwards and one step back beats no steps at all.” — Anonymous
  25. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously innacurate” — Renee Jain
  26. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Steven Hayes.
  27. “The only way out is through.” – Robert Frost

What’s your favourite quote for inspiring you when you are feeling anxious?


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