Anxiety is an unfortunate reality for so many people. Often times, it makes you feel like an outsider, hopeless, and completely broken. But, you are not alone. Sometimes, just knowing that simple reality is what you need to push through another day—you are not alone. Take courage and find your strength in these quotes that show that there are others battling this war alongside you.
It’s not a choice. You don’t choose to have anxiety. It chooses you.
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. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit.
The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.
When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying the things as much as I should at this age.
Broken crayons still color.
Do I fear the sleepless nights? You have no idea how long the dark last when you cannot close your eyes to it.
—Tyler Knott Gregson
Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.
I had people saying, “It’s all in your head.” Do you honestly think I want to feel this way?
Living with anxiety is like being followed by a voice. It knows all your insecurities and uses them against you. It gets to the point when it’s the loudest voice in the room. The only one you can hear.
Worry pretends to be necessary, but serves no useful purpose.
Cast all your anxiety upon Him because he cares for you.
—1 Peter 5:7
I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.
—Dr. Spencer Reid
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
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.
—Charles H. Spurgeon
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Rule your mind or it will rule you.
No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.
Your mind is your prison when you focus on your fear.
You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.