75 Stress and Anxiety Quotes To Help You Relax and Put Your Mind At Ease

I’m hardly surprised that most of us experience stress and anxiety on a daily basis. It’s a part of being a working mother and juggling so many responsibilities. What is concerning is that 72 percent of people who have daily stress and anxiety say it interferes with their lives at least moderately. And, when left untreated, can cause severe mental and physical alignments.

Thankfully, there are a number of ways to overcome stress and anxiety. These include simple breathing exercises, meditation, exercising, learning how to say “no,” managing your time effectively, and asking for help when you need it. However, sometimes all you need are some inspiring and uplifting words like the following 75 quotes.

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

2. “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

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

4. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

5. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King

6. “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

7. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” — Buddha

8. “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” — Pema Chodron

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

10. “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” — Virginia Woolf

11. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman

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

13. “I thought too much, lived too much in the mind. It was hard to make decisions.” — Donna Tartt

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

15. “There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” — Henry David Thoreau

16. “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

17. “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency.” — Natalie Goldberg

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

19. “For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin

20 .“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” — Brene Brown

21. “I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.” — Wayne Dyer

22. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”— Olin Miller

23. “What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?” — Thomas a Kempis

24. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” — Zig Ziglar

25. “You have plenty of people in your life who love you deeply and for good reason. Do not lose sight of this fact. Your anxiety does not make you unlovable. Not even close.” — Molly Burford

26. “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” — Mary Engelbreit

27. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”— William James

28. “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

29. “Worry is my worst enemy… an enemy I unleash upon myself.” — Terri Guillemets

30. “The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” — Alain de Botton

31. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian D Larson

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

33. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” — Josiah Gilbert Holland

34. “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

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

36. “Act the way that you want to feel.” — Gretchen Rubin

37. “We don’t have to morph into something disingenuous for the sake of appeasing others.” — Martine Thompson,

38. “What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.” — Martha Graham

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

40. “It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” — Mandy Hale

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

42. “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

43. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney

44. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us.” — Nicole Reed

45. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” — Jamie Paolinetti

46. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” — Walter Anderson

47. “No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.” — Karen Salmansohn

48. “You have dug your soul out of the dark, you have fought to be here; do not go back to what buried” — Bianca Sparacino

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

50. “To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” — Stephen R. Covey

51. “You’re not alone. And you’re going to be okay. Be kind to yourself.” — Andrea Russett,

52. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

53. “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

54. “Hey you, keep living. It won’t always be this overwhelming.” — Jacqueline Whitney

55. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou

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

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

58. “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” — Joyce Meyer

59. “Please, keep going. Don’t give up. All you have to do is get through today. Twenty-four hours. 1,440 minutes. That’s all you need to do right now.” — Holly Riordan

60. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” — Winnie the Pooh

61. “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

62. “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

63. “The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.” — Charles F. Glassman

64. “Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” –– Erma Bombeck

65. “I will accept any amount of monsters my mind wants to give to me, but I will not become a monster myself.” — Marissa Meyer,

66. “The universe doesn’t allow perfection.” — Stephen Hawking

67. “It ain’t no use putting up your umbrella till it rains!” — Alice Caldwell Rice

68. “Breath is the power behind all things…. I breathe in and know that good things will happen.” — Tao Porchon-Lynch

69. “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

70. “Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” — Ziggy Marley

71. “Stop asking: Why is this happening to me? Start asking: How might I learn & grow from this?” — Karen Salmansohn

72. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” — Mahatma Gandhi

73. “Everyone has the ability to increase resilience to stress. It requires hard work and dedication, but over time, you can equip yourself to handle whatever life throws your way without adverse effects to your health. Training your brain to manage stress won’t just affect the quality of your life, but perhaps even the length of it.” — Amy Morin

74. “Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” — Hermann Hesse

75. “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” — Fred Rogers

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