25 thought-provoking quotes about anxiety

Quotes-About-AnxietyToday I offer you some interesting quotes about anxiety.

As human beings, we struggle to deal with uncertainty because it makes us feel insecure and one of the most fundamental human needs is the need to feel secure.

If we feel insecure we cannot relax because we are on ‘high alert’ all the time to guard against any perceived dangers or undesirable outcomes.

This can seriously drain our energy and leave us feeling a little nervous and low.

Anxiety is a consequence of dealing with uncertainty.

It’s the resulting stress on our central nervous system. It’s a deep sense of unease which sufferers experience in relation to something which for whatever reason really bothers them.

Feeling anxious in times of uncertainty is quite natural.

Yet it can be difficult to cope with for the sufferer because in the extreme they can experience panic attacks, a heightened sense of nervousness and excessive unease.

These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness. So it can be an altogether unpleasant experience for the sufferer and not one to be underestimated in terms of the impact it can have on the individual.

When people are suffering from anxiety they need our sympathy and support, rather than our judgement and insensitive demands that they ‘snap out of it‘. If only it was that easy for them.

Here are 25 thought-provoking quotes about anxiety to help readers better understand how the sufferer is affected.

Quotes about anxiety (1-6):

  1. You need to let go of your fear and anxiety of being judged by others. ~Gavin Newsom
  2. Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows but only empties today of its strength. ~Charles Spurgeon
  3. It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch. ~Matt Haig
  4. There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore – for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek help. ~Howie Mandel
  5. People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn’t help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people. ~Deepika Padukone
  6. We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually, you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure. ~Nick Saban

Quotes about anxiety (7-12):

  1. 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
  2. The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking. ~Wayne Dyer
  3. Everyone needs a reset button so you can start your day without anxiety. For some people, it’s running; for some, it’s going to the gym. For me, it’s meditation. ~Matt Bomer
  4. People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on. ~Eckhart Tolle
  5. Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. ~ Donald Walters
  6. Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety. ~Dalai Lama

Quotes about anxiety (13-18):

  1. People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their moods. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. ~Travis Bradberry
  2. The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety and thus the source and prototype of the effect of anxiety. ~Sigmund Freud
  3. For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. ~Edvard Munch
  4. I was about to meet Beyonce and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous and said, ‘You’re amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I’m listening to God.’ ~Adele
  5. I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering. ~Kay Redfield Jamison
  6. The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication. ~Daniel Goleman

Quotes-About-AnxietyQuotes about anxiety (19-25):

  1. Anxiety is a really crippling condition, and I suffer from it myself, and I feel for anyone who suffers from it. The way that I deal with it is to try as much as possible to stay in the moment to not think about the past and not think about what’s coming up in the future: to try and just seize the moment as much as possible. ~James Arthur
  2. Unfortunately, I think depression and anxiety are really hard to live with. And what people don’t need is to feel bad about themselves because they decide to go on medication. ~Rene Russo
  3. This is an anxiety-driven world – the whole world is driven by anxiety. It is anxiety about the aftermath of the global financial crisis; it’s anxiety about inequality and about computers replacing jobs. ~Robert J. Shiller
  4. If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself. ~Martin Heidegger
  5. It’s okay to talk about mental health issues. It’s okay to admit that you have anxiety. It doesn’t take away from your power. It’s totally normal. ~Torrey DeVitto
  6. A leader who is confused or confusing causes too much anxiety, and a leader who is too controlling is revealing more insecurity and a lack of leadership. ~Mark Goulston
  7. All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. ~John Kenneth Galbraith

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