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Fighting Anxiety Quotes

To Eliminate Stress
Master Your Emotions
Lucas Reynard & Paul Woods
Health Journalists


Woods Global Deals


Introduction 3
Quotes Relating to Worrying about the Future 6
Humor: 8
Anxiety-Helping Quotes in General: 9
Anxiety from worrying about others 17
Anxiety relating to your Self-Worth 17
Anxiety & Depression (anxiety depression): 18
Conclusion 20

References 22

Copyright 23
Being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or having an anxiety attack can be extremely
challenging. Stress has been identified to cause depression and other illnesses such as
hypertension, diabetes, and heart ailments. Although a small amount of stress helps you
become more alert and able to finish tasks, continually being exposed to stress can weaken or
shut down your immune system.

According to figures by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety disorders are the
most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety
disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year. Many are already receiving some form of
anxiety treatment. People physically and emotionally have different symptoms of anxiety attack.
Anxiety is an experience that causes fear, worry, apprehension, and nervousness. All of these
negative emotions trigger chemical reactions in the body which scientific research has
demonstrated can lead to a weakened immune system and inflammation. People frequently
focus on physical fitness and diet, but one’s mental health is equally important.

While some of those that suffer or their families have a sense of shame or embarrassment
about anyone with a mental illness, neither of those attitudes are helpful nor appropriate.
Everyone who suffers from a mental disorder needs and deserves understanding and support.
They don’t choose to be ill, and obviously they haven’t learned how or are unable to change on
their own.

Some take panic disorder medicines, while others don’t have panic attacks but suffer physical
symptoms such as sweating, nausea, vomiting, heart pounding, and other anxiety symptoms.
There are different therapies depending on the causes of the anxiety.

People can have mild or moderate anxiety and others have a severe generalized anxiety
disorder or even panic attacks in which they can’t breathe and are immobilized. In cases of
chronic or even temporary moderate anxiety, it can affect your life and interfere with your daily
activities such as school, work and relationships.

Anxiety is a normal experience. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety from time to time. In
some cases, the demands of life can make experiencing anxiety more frequent.
Sometimes anxiety can be a good thing. It can motivate you to finish your tasks, work harder for
a goal and it can alert you when in dangerous situations.

Anxiety can help you recognize future threats and challenges, giving you time to prepare for

Although dealing with anxiety can be a tough battle, the good news is that it can be defeated.
Please read on.

What we think about (our mind’s chatter) we have the power to change by altering our focus.
The mind is like a camera and we are in control of what the camera will focus on. Be the
photographer that focuses on solutions…not problems.
From a personal perspective, my son was born autistic and was prone to frequent
disappointments that led him to become anxious and angry. My wife and I learned that we could
teach him how to calm anxiety quickly, by directing his attention elsewhere. I used a lot of
humor which helped.

For example, he was crazy about McDonald’s “Happy Meals” and one day, during one of his
anxious angry moods, I drove up to the order window and instead of ordering a “Happy Meal” I
said I wanted an “Angry Meal” with a boy’s toy. Both the woman taking the order and my son
laughed. The point being, that I was able to change his mood of anger and anxiety to focus on
the present…he was getting one of his favorite meals, and a toy…a dinosaur which at the time
he was obsessed with …knew every dinosaur and loved them.

Eventually, my wife and I were able to give him one of the most valuable lessons he was
taught…that once aware of his negative thoughts, he can focus his mind on whatever he wants.
Here’s how.

Bad thoughts may instinctively be the reaction to something that doesn’t go the way you want it
to go. So using a technique I learned from Tony Robbins, a world famous motivational speaker,
I told him to imagine that every time a bad thought entered his mind, I wanted him to imagine
that thought being put on a CD disc that he watches shoot out into space and explodes into a
million pieces and wait for the next thought to come into his mind. He was to do that each time
the negative thought came back. Ultimately, he was consciously able to focus on something
good, or focus on finding the solution to the immediate problem or anxiety-causing situation.

A lot of what I practiced with him was getting him to focus outwardly rather than inwardly. The
fear, insecurity and anxiety of social situations, yes, interactions with people, (a particularly
difficult process for those with autism) was a focus on what ​he was feeling, rather than
observing something about the other person or people and trying to learn or just identify
something…like what emotion he thought they were feeling. Sometimes it was as simple as
focusing on objects and identifying them.

For example, “What’s that” Him: “that’s a bird.” “What are the bird’s colors?” “What is the bird
doing?” What’s this? Him: “It’s a tree.” “What color are the leaves?” “What texture is the bark?”
Which is taller, that tree or this house?” “Look at that wall, do you like the color?” “Look at that
boy, what emotion do you think he’s feeling right now?” “What is he wearing?” “What kind of hair
does he have, curly, straight?” “What color are his eyes?” “Quick, what do you smell?” “Does
your shirt feel soft?” “Is the glass you’re holding hot or cold?” (Keep the focus of his senses and
thoughts outward rather than promoting the anxious feeling he was having inside.) You get the

By teaching him to live in the present, in the moment, (even focusing on mundane ridiculously
obvious stuff…even to him) without worrying about the future, I fortunately also learned to do
the same for myself, which has helped me in innumerable situations… a benefit I don’t know if I
ever would have learned had I not had an autistic child.

Again, the analogy of us being the director of where the camera is focused and on what we
“take a photo of” is a wonderful and accurate analogy. Once aware of what we are thinking
about, we choose what our mind and inner voice of endless chatter focuses on. ​Once aware, it
becomes a choice.​ Ask yourself, “Are these thoughts helpful and in my best interest or would I
be better served by thinking and focusing my mind on something else. What pain and problems
am I causing myself by perpetuating these bad thoughts? How long do I want to feel this way?”
Like any other mind –related ability, such as meditation, it takes practice and patience. (Having
a child with autism taught me to have a lot of patience). Actually meditation is a very similar
process. Your mind naturally wanders and once aware, you re-focus your attention on relaxing
your body, mind and breathe, slowly... sometimes using a mantra, a word you say to yourself or
out loud to assist in the process.

Outside of meditation, in regular daily life, our automatic reflex of anxiety, fear and worry will
inevitably kick-in again… initially. The key is once we become ​aware of this negativity, we can
become the director and choose to focus the camera where it bests serves our interest.
Never blame yourself for the anxiety popping back in, simply be aware that it’s happening and
“change the channel”…as if you had a TV controller for the thoughts in your mind. Get rid of that
thought and focus on something neutral or positive. We can’t always control what happens in
our lives since they are beyond our control. But we can control how we react to it once we
realize how we have instinctively reacted.

Another personal example: Like so many others I was afraid of public speaking. A client pushed
me into doing a presentation in front of about 80 people. I was nauseous, nervous, anxious and
fearful of my performance: that they wouldn’t like me, that I would do a horrible job, and that I
might freeze and forget everything. It has been said that one of the most common fears is public
speaking. In fact, it has been said that many people would rather be in the coffin than give the
eulogy. Notwithstanding the enormous anxiety, I practiced the process I described above, gave
the speech, the audience loved it, and so did I once I got into it. Thereafter, I became a frequent
public speaker, loved it and actually got a “high” from it.

In this eBook, we offer the following inspirational, uplifting quotes to help you or someone you
love eliminate the anxiety, stress, worry and fear that so many chronically suffer from, hopefully
so you can live without debilitating anxiety, that we know profoundly prevents many from living
productive, relatively stress-free, happy lives.
Quotes Relating to Worrying about the Future
What surprises me most is “Man”, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices
money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; The
result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having
never really lived.”
– ​Dalai Lama
“​You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.​”
– ​Wayne Dyer
“​The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.”
- Voltaire
“​Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.​”
– ​Henry Ward Beecher

“​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
“​You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.​”
– ​Dan Millman
“​Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of
the future.​”
– ​Deepak Chopra
“​Smile, breathe, and go slowly.​”
– ​Thich Nhat Hanh
“​Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”​
– ​Walter Anderson
“​When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had
had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”​
– ​Winston Churchill
​ ut from wanting to control it.”
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future​, b
–K​ ahlil Gibran
“​If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
—A ​ mit Ray

“​Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
– ​Benjamin Franklin

“​The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
--William James

“​Anxiety is a really crippling condition, and I suffer with it myself, and I feel for anyone who suffers from it. The way
that I deal with it is 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

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

“​Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But
train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.”
– ​Mary Hemingway

“​No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.”
– ​Karen Salmansohn

“​No longer forward nor behind I look in hope and fear; But grateful take the good I find, The best of now and here.​ ”
John G. Whittier
“​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.

“​Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm
you against the present.”
– ​Marcus Aurelius

“​When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had
had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”
- ​Winston S. Churchill

“​Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations, you can modify the extent to which you can suffer
by how you choose to respond to the situation.”
– ​Dalai Lama

“​Feelings don't try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling 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
“​Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
― ​Dalai Lama

“​If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
– ​Amit Ray

“​The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
– ​William James

“​Worrying about outcomes over which I have no control is punishing myself before the universe has decided whether
I ought to be punished.”
– ​Sherry Thomas

“​It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains!”

– ​Alice Caldwell Rice

“​P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the
lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get
fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.”
– ​Danielle LaPorte

“​Hey you, keep living. It won’t always be this overwhelming.”

– ​Jacqueline Whitney

“​Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths.”
– ​Etty Hillesum

“​Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.”

– ​William Shakespeare

“​Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.”
​ li Ibn Abi Talib

“​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


“​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

“​You’re worried about what-ifs. Well, what if you stopped worrying?”

– ​Shannon Celebi

“​Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It
attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”
– ​Grenville Kleiser

“​I wondered what you'd have on the side with a plate of Deep Fried Anxiety. Pickles? Coleslaw? Potato-strychnine
― ​Robin McKinley, ​Sunshine

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or
--John Lubbock (comedian)
“​Comedy is probably a way of dealing with anxiety. Sometimes it's a way of dealing with pain.​ ”
Hugh Grant
Anxiety-Helping Quotes in General:

“​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

“​He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
– ​Shannon L. Alder

Anxiety is a kind of fuel that activates the fight-or-flight part of the brain in me. It makes sure that a Velociraptor isn't
around the corner and that you do as much as you possibly can to survive. Because Hollywood has a lot in common
with 'Jurassic Park' and its primeval-dinosaur universe.”
--Ben Affleck

“​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

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves”
– ​Dalai Lama

“​Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, she became a butterfly.”
--Brabara Haines Howett

“​You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.”
– ​Steve Maraboli

“​There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be
concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.”
― ​C.S. Lewis, ​The Screwtape Letters
“​If I could drown in sleep as I drown in fear I would be no longer alive.”
― ​Franz Kafka, ​Letters to Milena: Expanded and Revised in a New Translation

“​The feeling of insecurity is inimical to our sense of wellbeing, as it causes anxiety and stress, which harms our
physical and mental health. It is no surprise then that, according to some surveys, workers across the world value job
security more highly than wages. “
--Ha-Joon Chang

“​Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.”
― ​Jodi Picoult

“​When I feel threatened, vulnerable, or insecure, whether it from simply walking into a room of unknown people,
meeting someone for the first time, an unexpected or expected confrontation, or doing something new, I affirm in my
mind (over and over): There is no danger, there is no threat. From there, the discomfort lessens and I become open
for discovery and adventure.”
― ​Charles F. Glassman, ​Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

“​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
“​If you don't think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again.”
Kris Carr

“​I was moving in a narrow range between busy distractedness and a pervasive sadness whose granules seemed to
enter each cell, weighing it down... I ghosted between islands of anxiety... a fatigue that dulled my zest, decanted it.
Sorrow felt like a marble coat I couldn’t shed.”
― ​Diane Ackerman, ​One Hundred Names for Love: A Memoir
“​Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”
– ​Christopher Reeve

“​People who are diagnosed as having "generalized anxiety disorder" are afflicted by three major problems that many
of us experience to a lesser extent from time to time. First and foremost, says Rapgay, the natural human inclination
to focus on threats and bad news is strongly amplified in them, so that even significant positive events get
suppressed. An inflexible mentality and tendency toward excessive verbalizing make therapeutic intervention a
further challenge.”
― ​Winifred Gallagher, ​Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life
“​Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side.”
– ​Heather Stillufsen

“​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

“​To talk about balance, it's easier to talk about what's out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease,
and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow... disease. So any time there's disease, you're out of balance, whether
it's jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear.”
--Ricky Williams

“​A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear (that results) from the injury of the oyster.
The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not
been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.”
– ​Stephan Hoeller

“​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.”
--J. Donald Walters

“​Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.”
– ​George Addair

“​To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self.... And to venture in the highest is precisely to be
conscious of one's self.”
― ​Søren Kierkegaard
“​The most important thing is not to think very much about oneself. To investigate candidly the charge; but not fussily,
not very anxiously. On no account to retaliate by going to the other extreme -- thinking too much.”
― ​Virginia Woolf​, ​A Writer's Diary

“​There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.”
–​Henry David Thoreau
“​If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
– ​Dean Smith

“​Today’s a perfect day for a whole new start. Let go of fear and free your mind. It’s time to open your heart.”
– ​Chris Butler

“​Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.”
― ​C. H. Spurgeon
“​Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”
– ​Robert Eliot

“​It was one of those days when I was thinking too much, too fast. Only it was more like the thoughts had a mind of
their own and going all by themselves at a hundred miles a second, and I was just sitting back, feeling the growing
paranoia inside of me.”
― ​Sasha Mizaree
“​I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”
— ​Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“​It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.”
– ​Amanda Seyfried

“​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

“​People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”
— ​George Bernard Shaw

“​Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.”
– ​Sonia Ricotte

“​Meditation did not relieve me of my anxiety so much as flesh it out. It took my anxious response to the world, about
which I felt a lot of confusion and shame, and let me understand it more completely. Perhaps the best way to phrase
it is to say that meditation showed me that the other side of anxiety is desire. They exist in relationship to each
other, not independently.”
― ​Mark Epstein, ​Open to Desire: Embracing a Lust for Life - Insights from Buddhism and Psychotherapy
“​Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”
– ​Henry Ward Beecher

“​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.”
― ​Anaïs Nin
“​Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
– ​William S. Burroughs

“​For fast acting relief, try slowing down.”

– ​Lily Tomlin

Well, I am now convinced there is no kind of fear or anxiety anyone has to live with.
Ricky Williams

“​My number one elixir for anxiety? Comfort food.”

--​Katie Lee
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
– ​Charles Spurgeon

“​Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”
– ​Astrid Alauda

“​Fear, anxiety, arousal, and pain; all are emotions and sensations. They are neither right, nor are they wrong; good
nor bad. They are simply passions, a most important part of life. Feel them, fully experience them, surrender to them,
and learn to accept them. As a submissive, you must let go. André Chevalier”​
― ​Nikki Sex, ​Fate

“​If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s
not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”
― ​Dalai Lama

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.

— ​Walter Anderson

“​Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems”
― ​Epictetus

People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of
managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even
thoughts of suicide.
--Travis Bradberry

“​If you can't relax during your interview, then nothing you do to prepare will matter. Being yourself is essential to the
selection process, and interviewers will feel it if you're too nervous. Showing fear or anxiety appears weak compared
to a relaxed smile and genuine confidence. “
--Travis Bradberry

“Though it may feel otherwise, enjoying life is no more dangerous than apprehending it with continuous anxiety and
― ​Alain de Botton
“​Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.”.​
– ​Plato

“​The suspense: the fearful, acute suspense: of standing idly by while the life of one we dearly love, is trembling in the
balance; the racking thoughts that crowd upon the mind, and make the heart beat violently, and the breath come
thick, by the force of the images they conjure up before it; the desperate anxiety to be doing something to relieve the
pain, or lessen the danger, which we have no power to alleviate; the sinking of soul and spirit, which the sad
remembrance of our helplessness produces; what tortures can equal these; what reflections of endeavours can, in
the full tide and fever of the time, allay them!”
― ​Charles Dickens, ​Oliver Twist

“​What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?”
– ​Thomas a Kempis

“​It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”

— ​Hans Selye

“​Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
— ​Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

“​Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”

— ​Ralph Waldo Emerson

“​Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other
thoughts are drained.”
— ​Arthur Somers Roche

“​It’s not time to worry yet.”

— ​Harper Lee

“​Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.”

– ​Dalai Lama

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
― ​Dalai Lama

“​The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be.”
― ​Dalai Lama

“​What does your anxiety do? It does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but it empties today of its strength. It does not
make you escape the evil; it makes you unfit to cope with it if it comes.”
― ​Raymond L. Cramer, ​Psychology of Jesus & Mental Health
“​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
“​Whoever has learned to be anxious in the right way has learned the ultimate.​ ”
― ​Søren Kierkegaard, ​The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic
Issue of Hereditary Sin
“​If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you
can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”
― ​Dalai Lama

“​When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be.”

– ​Lao Tzu

“​The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and life,
– ​Charles F. Glassman

“​More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.”
– ​Roy T. Bennett

“​A positive attitude may not solve all our problems but that is the only option we have if we want to get out of
-Subodh Gupta​ author "Stress Management a holistic approach -5 steps plan"
― ​Subodh Gupta, ​Stress Management a Holistic Approach
“​Fear and anxiety affect decision making in the direction of more caution and risk aversion...
Traumatized individuals pay more attention to cues of threat than other experiences, and they interpret
ambiguous stimuli and situations as threatening (Eyesenck, 1992), leading to more fear-driven
decisions. In people with a dissociative disorder, certain parts are compelled to focus on the perception
of danger. Living in trauma-time, these dissociative parts immediately perceive the present as being
"just like" the past and "emergency" emotions such as fear, rage, or terror are immediately evoked,
which compel impulsive decisions to engage in defensive behaviors (freeze, flight, fight, or collapse).
When parts of you are triggered, more rational and grounded parts may be overwhelmed and unable to
make effective decisions.”
― ​Suzette Boon, ​Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists
“​She was terrified of everything, and terrified to show it.”
― ​David Foster Wallace, ​Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

“​Living a life somewhere else in your mind is nothing more than being a prisoner where you are.”
― ​Shannon L. Alder
“​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

“​Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”
– ​Roy Bennett

“​Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

– ​Maya Angelou

“​Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

– ​Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“​Peace is a fruit of the Spirit, not the byproduct of accumulated wealth.”

― ​Andy Stanley, ​Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You
“​I realized I need to work. I need to be creative. As much as I have angst and anxiety, when I'm idle, it's even more. I
have to keep moving. Otherwise, I catch up with myself.”
--​Ray Romano

“​A lady should never feel anxious about her behavior. The status is bred in the bone. To show anxiety is to lower
oneself. Anxiety is vulgar.”
― ​Eloisa James, ​A Kiss at Midnight

“​A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”

– ​Aesop

“​Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, she became a butterfly.”
– ​Barbara Haines Howett

“​I had to say to myself, 'I haven't written enough about blackness, yet it's part of my consciousness and my lived
experience.' I had to get over that anxiety of 'I haven't done this before.”
--Tracy K. Smith

“​Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”
– ​Roy T. Bennett
“​If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's
not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”
– ​Dalai Lama
“​Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.”
– ​Ana Monnar
“​I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. ‘Never worry about your heart till it stops beating.’”
– ​E. B. White

“​Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.”
― ​Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS
“​The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the
general fear of life.”
― ​Wilhelm Reich
“​I've squeezed as many bookcases in this tiny space as possible. Being surrounded by books and magazines makes
me feel calm. It makes the room seem wrapped in a layer of protection. As if nothing or no one can get to me.”
― ​Angelo Surmelis, ​The Dangerous Art of Blending In
Worrying About What Others Think:
“​You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
– ​Olin Miller

“​Our stresses, anxieties, pains, and problems arise because we do not see the world, others, or even ourselves as
worthy of love.”
― ​Prem Prakash

“​I've wasted a lot of time in my life. I've thought too much about what people will say or what they're gonna think. And
sometimes it's over silly things like going to the grocery store or going to the post office. But there have been times
when I really stopped myself from doing something special. All because I was scared someone might look at me and
decide I wasn't good enough. But you don't have to bother with that nonsense. I wasted all that time so you don't
have to.”
― ​Julie Murphy, ​Dumplin'
“​Don't waste your time trying to provide people with proof of deceit, in order to keep their love, win their love or
salvage their respect for you. The truth is this: If they care they will go out of their way to learn the truth. If they don't
then they really don't value you as a human being. The moment you have to sell people on who you are is the
moment you let yourself believe that every good thing you have ever done or accomplished was invisible to the world.
And, it is not.”
― ​Shannon L. Alder
“​I didn't totally fit in. I kind of disintegrated around people and became what they wanted me to be. But paradoxically,
I felt an intensity inside me all the time. I didn't know what it was, but it kept building, like water behind a dam. Later,
when I was properly depressed and anxious, I saw the illness as an accumulation of all that thwarted intensity. A kind
of breaking through. As though, if you find it hard enough to let your self be free, your self breaks in, flooding your
mind in an attempt to drown all those failed half-versions of you.”
― ​Matt Haig, ​Reasons to Stay Alive

“​Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other
people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”
– ​Jennifer Elisabeth
“​When we start being too impressed by the results of our work, we slowly come to the erroneous conviction that life is
one large scoreboard where someone is listing the points to measure our worth. And before we are fully aware of it,
we have sold our soul to the many grade-givers. That means we are not only in the world, but also of the world. Then
we become what the world makes us. We are intelligent because someone gives us a high grade. We are helpful
because someone says thanks. We are likable because someone likes us. And we are important because someone
considers us indispensable. In short, we are worthwhile because we have successes. And the more we allow our
accomplishments — the results of our actions — to become the criteria of our self-esteem, the more we are going to
walk on our mental and spiritual toes, never sure if we will be able to live up to the expectations which we created by
our last successes. In many people’s lives, there is a nearly diabolic chain in which their anxieties grow according to
their successes. This dark power has driven many of the greatest artists into self-destruction.”
― ​Henri J.M. Nouwen, ​Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life
“​You need to let go of your fear and anxiety of being judged by others.”
--Gavin Newsom

“​Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”
— ​Pema Chodron

“​Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever
fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the
principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for
happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.”
– ​Dalai Lama

“​People who are prone to anxiety are nearly always people-pleasers who fear conflict and negative feelings like
anger. When you feel upset, you sweep your problems under the rug because you don't want
to upset anyone. You do this so quickly and automatically that you're not even aware you're doing it.”
--David D. Burns

Anxiety from worrying about others

“​Her forehead was a maze of anxious little grooves, from a lifetime of wondering about whether everyone within
range was OK.”
― ​Tana French, ​Faithful Place

Anxiety relating to your Self-Worth

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

“​Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and
picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression,
anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.”
― ​Brené Brown, ​The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who
You Are

“​By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.”
– ​Edwin Elliot

“​You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.”
– ​Eckhartm Tolle
“​I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating.”
– ​John Green

“​No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

“​The universe doesn’t allow perfection.”​

– ​Stephen Hawking

“​Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming. “
– ​Robert Tew
“​Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
- ​Ralph Waldo Emerson

“​Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving
yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change
anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.”
― ​Dalai Lama

“​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

“​Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”
— ​Astrid Alauda
Anxiety & Depression (anxiety depression):
“​When you come out of the grips of a depression there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed
to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced with anxiety that it will happen again, and with
shame and vulnerability when you see how your illness affected your family, your work, everything left
untouched while you struggled to survive.”
― ​Jenny Lawson, ​Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
“​While fear depletes power, faith gives wings for the soul’s elevation.”
― ​T.F. Hodge, ​From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine
I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation
may be on the Lord's side.​
-- Abraham Lincoln

Other Solutions:

“​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

Tony Robbins developed a 90 second trick​ to eliminate anxiety and the following is how he
explains he does it and if you’re unable to hold your heart because of where you are, like driving
in the car, do it mentally instead:

First off, before you begin, he invites you to think of a situation where you have some unfinished
business. Then rate it on a scale of zero to 10, with 10 being totally stressed out and zero being
not at all. Robbins asks listeners to pick a situation that's a least a seven or more for the
purpose of this exercise "just so you know it really works," he says. Then he begins:
Put both of your hands on your heart, and physically breathe deep into your heart. And as you're
breathing deep in your heart, feel the strength of your heart. Feel the power of your heart. Feel
the beauty of your heart. What are you proud or grateful that your heart has guided you to do or
to give or to feel or to enjoy?

Feel the strength of your heart. Breathe into it. Feel the blood flow, the oxygen, and feel grateful
for your heart first. Think about it. You didn't have to earn this heart. It was given to you. You
didn't have to prove your value or your worth; you didn't have to accomplish anything.
Something loved you enough to give you the gift of life. As long as this heart is beating, you
have that gift and you live.

So as you breathe in your heart, feeling your powerful heart.​ ​We're going to think of one event in
your life, one experience, one moment that you could feel so grateful for if you wanted to. A
magic moment. A sacred moment. A sexy moment. A beautiful moment. A loving moment. Any
moment that really you could feel grateful for if you wanted to right now.
Then step into that memory for a minute. Step in your body as if you were there. See what you
would have seen then as if you were there or hear what you'd hear back then. Breathe the way
you were breathing back then. If you filled up with that sense of gratitude for that moment, how
do you smile when you're so grateful or so thankful? What's the look in your eyes? How do you
breathe? What's the look in your face when you feel really, really grateful?
Just fill it up; fill it up with gratitude. …

Now as you breathe in your heart (keep breathing, keep feeling it, feeling grateful), let's use this
state to solve the problem state. The easy way to do that is to keep breathing into your heart.
Stay out of your head in your heart, and think of that situation that's unfinished business that's
stressed you out in the past, but keep breathing this beautiful state, and ask yourself this
question: All I need to focus on in that situation, all I need to remember is—what? Your heart
knows. Your heart knows the answer. You know what to do; what's next.

Deepak Chopra, M.D.​ has developed the following suggestions of relieving your anxiety:
1. ​Admit to yourself​ that you are anxious and tell those close to you that it is happening.
2. ​Seek out a friend or family member​ who has gone through anxiety and dealt with it
successfully. Make this person your confidant and source of empathy.
3. ​Don't pretend that you aren't anxious​; pushing the feeling down will only make it stronger.
Anxiety seeks relief and won't rest until it gets some.
4. ​Get regular sleep​ that lasts 8 to 9 hours. This can be difficult, because anxious thoughts
tend to increase at bedtime. Meditation and relaxation exercises can help here. Try a natural
sleep aid if your anxiety causes insomnia that leaves you exhausted during the day. Or if that
doesn’t work, you may want to try an over-the-counter sleep aid. Make sure to begin with half a
tablet and take it sparingly rather than turning it into a crutch and into part of your regular
nighttime ritual.
5. ​Seriously deal with stress in your life​. Anxiety is too high a price to pay for living under
constant pressure. For most people, anxiety is a sign that their stress response is overloaded.
Try to make time every day to be alone and quiet, to meditate, and to walk outside in nature.
6. ​Avoid alcohol and tobacco​. People use these to help them stop worrying and feeling
nervous. Ultimately, both substances contribute to the problem rather than solving it.
7. ​Make mental relaxation a major goal​, and use a wide range of possible tactics, including
developing a hobby, meditation, and silent retreats. Experience a quiet mind as your normal
default state. For more information see​ ​https://chopra.com/articles/how-to-get-over-your-anxiety
Anxiety is a normal experience. With all the challenges and events that characterize life, we are
all bound to experience anxiety at some point and in varying degrees.
Again, some anxiety can be beneficial. Since it can bring you the motivation to ​accomplish your
goals ​and it can help you identify potential threats and hardships. However, there are many
types of anxiety disorders and they vary in degree. Hopefully, these anxiety quotes and our 2
cents advice have helped calm your mind and given you the courage to deal with your anxiety
and fears.

Understand that everyone is individual with his/her own source of anxiety causes, and
obviously, there are times that the suggestions and quotes are still not enough and some people
with severe anxiety or panic attacks may need as anxiety treatment, therapy and or prescription
anxiety pills from a qualified health care provider.

The doctor may perform an anxiety disorder test if appropriate. If it interferes you’re your daily
life, it is uncontrolled anxiety. Always check your potential doctor’s credentials and patient
reviews before making an appointment. If you do take prescription medications for anxiety, most
of them are physically and some psychologically addictive as well. Thus, never just quit “cold
turkey” if you are on such medications since there could be severe consequences, including
heart attack, stroke and death. Always consult your physician before reducing or stopping your
medications. Regardless of how you currently struggle with anxiety, you want to relieve it if it
interferes with your daily life or goals.

As a final bit of advice in coping with anxiety and helping you relax, we wanted to relate to you a
true reality that has been an accepted principle for many years. It is often referred to as the 4
C’s. Essentially, for anyone to achieve a major breakthrough in life, regardless of their
successes in the past, ​everyone must ​go through a series of stages when endeavoring to
engage in a new activity, project, skill, job, or ability. It matters not how much money you have,
your past history, your education or what you wish would happen…you must go through these 4
stages if you are to achieve a major breakthrough.
Here it is: The 1​ C represents commitment. You must decide and agree with a promise to
yourself (and possibly others as well) that you are committed to learning and doing this new
thing which you have never done before. Thus, you commit to a result.
The 2​ C represents courage. This is the most difficult of all the stages, because you will be in
unknown territory, doing something that right now despite your commitment, you don’t know
how to do it and you don’t know if you are going to be able to do it well.
All of us admire, appreciate and applaud courage in others, but we don’t like to act with only
courage since it is uncomfortable, creating anxiety and uncertainty. Unfortunately, you can’t skip
this stage, though many have tried. You must have the courage to move forward despite it being
outside your “comfort zone” to learn and practice at this new skill, job, process, even hobby,
despite this uncertainty if you are to achieve a major breakthrough.
The 3​ C represents capability or competence. This happens after and as a result of your
commitment and courage that has carried you to the point of being competent as needed to
perform this new skill. You are now competent in doing this formerly new thing.
The 4​ C stands for confidence. When you have achieved the competence to do something
you have never done before and didn’t know whether you would be able to do it and do it well,
and you have now achieved your result, your reward is confidence. And with that confidence
you no longer need to rely solely on courage as in the second stage, because you ​know you are
able to do this skill well. That’s when you have a major breakthrough. It happened to me just
that way when I started doing public speaking as I described in the introduction of this eBook.
What we would like for you to do is make a commitment to relieve your anxiety …that you are
going to apply the principles we discussed and do what so many people from all walks of life
have done as you have seen from so many of these quotes. It’s not easy but it is so worth it.
You deserve it and we hope you can muster the courage and keep your commitment to carry
you through training your mind to achieve the major breakthrough to master your emotions and
live a happy life.

It reminds us of Richard Branson’s quote: “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but
you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.” For those that don’t know
Richard Branson, he is a High School dropout and is now one of the richest business kingpins in
the world. Founder and chairman of the Virgin Group that holds more than 400 companies,
including Virgin Megastores, Virgin Atlantic Airways and many more. This billionaire has a net
worth of an estimated $4.2 billion and currently is the 4​ richest man in the United Kingdom and
is one of the 10 most influential people around the world.
The point being that he has repeatedly and willingly gone through these 4 Cs to achieve many
major breakthroughs in his life. But he’s only one example...we sincerely hope that you too will
apply his philosophy as it relates to your anxiety. Good luck and God Bless.

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