8 Quotes to Help You Understand Anxiety

Sometimes we need to hear someone else tell us that everything is going to be okay, or just need a little bit of encouragement and motivation. Here are eight quotes to calm your anxiety and help you understand it a little better.

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Look not back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around you in awareness. — Ross Hersey

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Character isn’t inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains. — Helen Gahagan Douglas

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It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind. — Alex Karras

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I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as part of life—specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says turn back, turn back, you’ll die if you venture too far. — Erica Jong

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If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days. — Kris Carr

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Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. — Charles Spurgeon

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If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience. — Deepak Chopra

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I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear. — Steve Maraboli

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