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Quotes About Anxiety: Getting through the hard days and how to reach out for help


Impacting roughly 18.1% of the adult population in the United States per year, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions. There are a number of different anxiety disorders, including but not limited to generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. Anxiety disorders can impact people of all ages and backgrounds. Despite the prevalence of anxiety disorders, living with anxiety isn’t easy. Symptoms of anxiety can impact your social relationships, occupational functioning, and other important areas of life. 

Quotes For The Hard Days 

Whether you’re in search of hope, understanding, or a sign to reach out for support, here are some quotes about anxiety as well as quotes that can help you get through the hard days: 

“Don’t give up when dark times come. The more storms you face in life, the stronger you’ll be. Hold on. Your greatest is coming.” – Germany Kent

“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

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

“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

“Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it’s not fine it’s not the end.” – Oscar Wilde

“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.

“Just as anxiety can feed on itself, so can courage.” – John J. Ratey

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“Some days, doing the best we can may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect on any front, and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else.” – Fred Rogers

“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

“Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.” – Samuel Butler

“Some days, there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” – Emory Austin

“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne

“Always remember, nothing is as bad as it seems.” – Helen Fielding

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

“You can do it. You are brave, and you are loved.” – Tracy Holczer

“Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side.” – Heather Stillufsen

Anxiety isn’t easy to live with, but the good news is that anxiety disorders are highly treatable conditions. Although quotes can serve as motivation, inspiration, mantras or affirmations, and more, they are not a replacement for the support of a medical or mental health professional. 

Find A Therapist 

Whether you’re seeking support for life stressors, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, or something else, there are a variety of ways to find a therapist. You can ask your doctor for a referral, contact your insurance company to see who they cover, search the web, or use a website like Mind Diagnostics that can help you find a therapist in your area. All you have to do is type in your zip code, and you’ll see a range of providers who work with or specialize in various concerns, including anxiety. You may consider a provider who offers online therapy as a way to benefit from the advantages of online therapy, such as cutting the commute time out of your day and making it easier to get started with a therapist. Regardless of how you find a therapist, you deserve to find the support that you need, so don’t hesitate to reach out and take the first step.

About RJ Frometa

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