100 Anxiety Quotes To Help Calm Your Deepest Fears

If you’re struggling with anxiety, you are far from alone.

Anxiety makes life interesting… sort of. As the best anxiety quotes explain, the anxiety caused by constant feelings of doubt can be downright overwhelming. You second guess yourself all of the time, and panic attacks may tear you down, leaving you depressed and vulnerable. Whether you have an anxiety disorder or are simply dealing with a particularly stressful time in your life, symptoms of anxiety can keep you up at night, cause mood swings, and make you act irrationally

You may feel broken, scared, unhappy, and as though you aren’t going anywhere, but remember that while your anxiety is real, it’s also one of the worst liars you’ll ever have the displeasure of knowing.

Everyone has bad days where your anxiety wants you to stay in bed and not do anything, but it’s important to learn how to quiet your anxious thoughts and keep going. Remember, almost everyone faces some degree of anxiety at some point in their life. You are not alone.

100 Best Anxiety Quotes

Anxiety Quotes From People Living With Anxiety

1. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” — Kahlil Gibran

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

3. “My anxiety is silent. You wouldn’t even notice a change on the outside, but I’m honestly so stressed I can’t even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when in reality I’m just overwhelmed.” — Unknown

4. “Anxiety is practicing failure in advance. Anxiety is needless and imaginary. It’s fear about fear, fear that means nothing.” — Seth Godin

5. “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

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

7. “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

8. “My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” — Hugh Prather

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60 Funny Coronavirus Memes To Help You Stop Panicking Over This Worldwide Pandemic

You better be washing those hands!

As cases of the coronavirus — aka COVID-19 — have surfaced worldwide and governments around the world are taking steps to prevent (or at least limit) the spread of the virus, the best thing you can do is to ensure that you take you to care of your body and hygiene by washing your hands properly. If you cannot get to a bathroom or sink, keep hand sanitizer near you like you would your wallet. That is, if you can find any hand sanitizer (this, along with hundreds of other household items are inconveniently sold out in stores all across the nation as people panic and grab more than they need. Naturally.)

There have been many people questioning the symptoms of this infection and the severity of it. According to the cdc.gov, “common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat”. But in some cases, symptoms of the coronavirus can become severe in some immunocompromised patients and can lead to pneumonia, breathing difficulties … and even death.

The effects of this pandemic have reached all points of the globe, and at this point, businesses, schools and large events across the country are canceling and postponing their activities indefinitely until further notice. Huge sports organizations such as the NBA and MLB have followed suit.

People would normally be ecstatic about having the opportunity to take time off from work or school to spend time with their families, but things are looking more and more serious by the minute, with the government urging us to stay in our homes, avoid large crowds, and generally self-quarantine to be safe from the spread of the illness. When we start to think about the children who look forward to eating school breakfast and lunch during school come the end of Spring break, we begin to hope that we find a cure for COVID-19 sooner, rather than later.

Also with the thought about traveling, now we’re talking about how risking infection to experience life and planned vacations can be sad and overwhelming.

Social media has mixed emotions regarding the outbreak. There are funny memes and videos that make you laugh so you won’t think about the severity of this outbreak, and others that make you think twice about opening your doors or going to your office — or even shopping at your local grocery store.

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40 Going Crazy Quotes To Help You Stay Sane (Sort-Of) When You’re Quarantined During The Coronavirus Pandemic

We went from obsessions with social media to social distancing.

As work, school, concerts, restaurants, sporting events, the gym and life as we know it has been canceled, postponed or shut down due to COVID-19 pandemic, we might find ourselves “going crazy” — being stuck in the house during quarantine with nowhere to go, worrying about this new crisis that struck our world.

We have been advised (and even enforced) to self-quarantine due to this global pandemic, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy ourselves and our loved ones from a distance.

Since we are advised to remain inside — whether in self-quarantine or isolation — during this time, it is a great way to protect ourselves and loved ones from the potential exposure to this virus. But since we have to remain indoors for the next couple of weeks, we have to remember to try not to go crazy when we’re feeling cooped up. So these “going crazy” quotes can be super relatable when you’re tired of being alone.

As a society, we are used to going outside and enjoying the great things that life gives us and we often take it for granted. For example, work and school can be tiring and overwhelming, but we forget that our school and work friends and conversations during the day can play a huge role in our lives by giving us daily interaction with others.

We are used to being able to do and go wherever we want and to enjoy seeing our friends and family, so with this virus going around I know it can be frustrating to be forced to stay in the house even if it’s for our own good.

Try to remember to use all of the technology we have to FaceTime our friends and family, Google some in-home workouts, try to cook meals that will boost our immune systems and try to do something in your home that you have been putting off the last few months such as reading a book or assemble your child’s Christmas toy that you have been putting off.

If you just are not in the mood to do any of these things and you just want to vent and relate to the other people who feel a little crazy, too, here are some quotes about going crazy while stuck in the house to help you remember that you …

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50 Encouraging Coronavirus Quotes About Social Distancing To Help You Cope With The Isolation

Motivational quotes that encourage you to save lives by staying home.

What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation, and why has social distancing become the new buzz word during the coronavirus pandemic? Because of how rapidly the novel coronavirus is spreading across the world, countries are shutting down and governments are encouraging people to practice “social distance” — reducing the number of people gathering in places and requiring citizens to stay home in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Social distancing is the act of separating the public apart due to contagious illnesses during a pandemic.

There are a lot of skeptics online who are creating myths and conspiracies about the virus and questioning the call to self-isolate, but no matter your view or opinion about what is going on, in order to slow of spread of COVID-19, we must practice social distancing and self-quarantine to help those who are more susceptible to severe symptoms.

While many of us start to isolate ourselves at home, many people have started to work from home and companies have adjusted to allow for their employees to work remotely. Students of every grade level are figuring out how to transition to virtual and distance learning for school now that many schools across the country have closed for at least a month, and unfortunately many people have already been displaced or laid off from jobs that can’t be done online.

The facts are present, and there is no reason to panic if we simply practice social distancing. Although being cooped up in our homes 24/7 doesn’t seem like the ideal way to spend the next few weeks — especially during Spring break when everyone just wants to be at the beach — but there is no reason to feel like all hope is lost.

Instead of sitting in your room alone in those sweatpants you’ve worn for the past week, there are a lot of ways to engage with your friends and family and stay in communication with the world around you. For example, anyone with an iPhone can Facetime someone for hours on end — now we’ve got the time to spare to talk to each other.

Another way to stay connected with our friends is with a Google Chrome extension called “Netflix Party.” Download the extension and share the link with your friends to watch any Netflix movie together! It is …

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25 Thought Provoking Quotes & Empowering Ideas From Taraji P. Henson

Sometimes you need to make a change.

Taraji P Henson is well known for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox series Empire. I grew up watching Taraji on TV, so it’s safe to safe I’m a big fan of hers. I’ve always admired how she always portrays strong women who overcome great obstacles. It’s so inspiring to see women portrayed as girl bosses and intelligent beings

Even her real-life story of graduating from college as a single mother and moving to LA with her son to be an actress is unbelievable. The amount of bravery and self-confidence it took for her to make such a change, goes to show that just like her any woman can accomplish anything they set their minds to.

Out of all the titles Taraji has earned the most influential is an activist. She saw a need within the black community and instead of standing by she found a way to meet that need. She founded a nonprofit organization called the Boris Laurence Henson Foundation, named after her father who suffered from PTSD. The foundation is an outlet for black people to be able to talk about their mental health issues.

Being a black woman myself, I can truthfully say that mental health is something that is dismissed in black culture. No one takes these issues seriously. Telling your parents or older relatives that you are stressed or enduring emotional hardships, is almost seemed as if you’re being dramatic instead of a cry for help. Often they’ll advise you to pray.

Prayer is great but sometimes you need therapy too.

The thought of therapy within itself can be really scary because no one wants to tell a stranger their business, especially one who does not look like them or have to face their struggles. Overall, black people don’t have positive outlets to express their emotions, so we are forced to bottle them up. Bottling up our emotions leads to our past traumas being unaddressed, so they continue to hinder our lives. In an attempt to destigmatize mental health in the black community, Taraji’s foundation is bringing the issue to light and providing resources to help those in need.

Mental health is important for all people of every race.

We all deserve to live a life free of depression, anxiety, and unforgiveness. I hope these quotes will inspire a change in you.

1. God

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20 Powerful Judy Garland Quotes That Describe What Depression Feels Like

Someday I’ll wake up when the clouds are far behind me…

Judy Garland is a household name. We’ve met her in St. Louis, attended her Easter Parade and followed her over the rainbow. She ushered our lives into Technicolor with her angelic voice and all-knowing worldly naivety. She was the face of our childhoods.

But there is a dark history that we don’t acknowledge about Garland — she was deeply and wildly depressed. She attempted suicide multiple times, and spent much of her life in a dark place in her mental health, imagining a world she perceived better by her absence.

Mental health wasn’t talked about during her time — it was taboo and distasteful to expose your pain in public. Sadly, Judy Garland wasn’t given the help she desperately needed, as it was looked down upon and mocked.

Garland has often said that she lived for the crowd. She knew she was adored by her fans, and would do anything for them. But she also knew the difference between adoration and love, and more than anything she craved to feel loved.

In recent years, some of Garland’s third husband, Sid Luft’s, written accounts of her depression were found after his passing. A lot of them told detailed accounts of her suicide attempts.

“What demons inhabited her soul just when life seemed so rich and productive? It was a gigantic puzzlement that she would poison herself … and that the toxic reaction to whatever she swallowed would create an impulse for self-mutilation,” He wrote in his book, Judy & I: My Life with Judy Garland.

It is unbearably sad to think that a woman who brought us so much joy spent her life in so much pain. We must remember we are lucky to live in a day and age full of people who are working hard to normalize the discussion of depression and other mental illnesses. We must continue to work hard to pay attention to our loved ones, and make sure that they get the help they need.

We can only hope that Judy Garland finally found peace as she made her way over the rainbow.

Here are some of the most powerful Judy Garland quotes about depression, and what it feels like to be depressed and sad:

1. We all need to believe in the other side of the rainbow.

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23 Quotes To Help Calm You Down And Refocus When Life Becomes Too Overwhelming

Keep calm and carry on.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Do you ever feel like a “plastic bag drifting through the wind wanting to start again”? If you answered yes to at least one (but probably both) of those questions, then we’ve all been there.

Life can be pretty harsh and, at times, Katy Perry lyrics won’t make you “roar” as much as you used to.

Life can be incredibly tough but beautiful at the same time. You will experience love and friendship. You will also experience sadness and anxiety. It’s important to feel the emotions you are feeling and know that they are valid. Although you might feel anxious at times, you will also feel serene and peaceful at others. Sometimes all you need to do is remotivate yourself and calm all the negative thoughts racing through your mind.

It may be difficult to refocus but you have to start doing what makes you happy. Put yourself first. It might be easier said than done, but you know the steps you need to take that serve you best. It doesn’t even have to be a major step. Sometimes you just need to take a moment to yourself where you can relax and not think about anything.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll escape to Italy (watch Call Me By Your Name) to enjoy the scenery (Timothée Chalamet) so you feel rejuvenated enough to tackle your tasks. Taking any step in the right direction, means you are taking a step in the right direction and that is always a good thing. Even if you do one thing on your to-do list, then you to-did it!

It’s important to see the bright side of things! Although you might be overwhelmed at the moment, you have inner strength and you have done so much in your life to get to where you are now. In life, you’re never given anything you can’t handle.

If you are searching for a way to figure out how to calm down and refocus when life becomes too overwhelming, here are the best mental health quotes about anxiety to help you figure things out.

1. Anxiety can’t change the future.

“When thinking about life, remember this: No amount of guilt can solve the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.” — Unknown

2. Try not to worry.

“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s …

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