Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.
Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm goes away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.
Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.
Don’t let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all, it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
Don’t believe the things you tell yourself late at night.
I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.
Every day is a struggle even when I’m at my best. My anxiety is always with me and my panic taps me on my shoulder a few times a day. On my good days, I can brush it off. On my bad days, I just want to stay in bed.
Anxiety is not being able to sleep because you said something wrong two years ago and can’t stop thinking about it.
I literally have to remind myself all the time, that being afraid of things going wrong isn’t the way to make things go right.
Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have.
Anxiety isn’t something that goes away; it’s something you learn to control.
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
There’s just so much going on in my mind, sometimes I can’t keep up with what’s going on around me.
Anxiety is the most silently painful experience. It makes no sense and you sit alone and suffer. You can’t understand it. You can’t explain it. You can’t stop it.
I’ve only just realized how utterly exhausted and drained I am after living in a near-constant state of fight or flight for so long.
When thinking about life, remember this: No amount of guilt can solve the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day.
Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety, doesn’t make them less valid.