13 inspiring quotes to help you overcome anxiety

15 December 2017, by Floatworks
13 inspiring quotes to help you overcome anxiety

The sweaty palms. The pounding heartbeat. The nervous disposition and that constant feeling of dread. Whatever sparks the beast within you, when anxiety strikes, sometimes we all just need a reminder that things aren’t quite as bad as what your inner voice is telling you. So we’ve scoured Instagram for some simple but poignant quotes worth remembering in those times when your mind is racing to the very worst conclusion…

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You are not your thoughts. And you don’t have to let them control you. Many of us struggle with self-love, but a little every day can go a long way to shifting that self-doubting mindset.

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When life feels all too much, try taking it day-by-day. Break down those big mental barriers into easier-to-handle hurdles by focusing on one day, one task, or one thing at a time. And then start enjoying it.

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What you will, will be. Worried you’re going to have a bad day at work, embarrass yourself on a date, or spend all your money way before payday? Then more than likely, that’s what will happen. Start getting in the habit of positive mental imagery – envisage yourself being the best you can be at whatever is causing you anxiety – and you might just wonder what you worried about in the first place.

Pay attention to the positives, disregard the negatives.

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What’s happened, has happened. You can’t change the past, and you can’t change the future before you get there. So work on making sure the right now is where you want to be.

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Don’t look at it as sucking eggs – taking bad days in your stride will help them become easier over time.

Forget what everyone else is doing. Focus on being the best you can be. Set PBs, ignore all rivals other than earlier versions of yourself.

Worrying is the biggest waste of time in the world. It achieves nothing. If The Big Bad Thing happens, it’ll happen, and it’s how you deal with it that will set you on your correction course. Hours and days spent worrying beforehand doesn’t make anything easier.

Just in case you missed the point.

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You’re a constant work in progress and it’s important to remember what you’ve achieved so far when times get hard. Every bad experience holds a potential lesson, and you’ve learned a lifetime’s worth already. Keep going.

When the worst is all we can imagine, the best doesn’t get a look in. Any challenge holds two outcomes; if you’re going to worry about one of them, you owe it to yourself to consider the other, positive side of the coin.

You will. Even if you don’t believe it.

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Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, and don’t let yourself fall into thinking otherwise.

Finally, if all else fails…

Just. Breathe.