Get through the tough days and ask for help –
Affecting about 18.1% of the adult population in the United States per year, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems. 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 affect people of all ages and from all walks of life. Despite the prevalence of anxiety disorders, living with anxiety is not easy. Symptoms of anxiety can impact your social relationships, your professional functioning, and other important areas of life.
Quotes for hard days
Whether you are looking for hope, understanding, or a sign to ask for help, here are some quotes about anxiety as well as quotes that can help you get through the tough days:
âDon’t give up when the dark times come. The more storms you face in life, the stronger you will be. Wait. Your greatest is yet to come. – Germany Kent
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
âYou have to learn to let go. Release the stress. Either way, you never had control. -Steve Maraboli
âTrust yourself. You have survived a lot, and you will survive whatever is to come. – Robert Tew
âAnxiety was born at the same time as humanity. And since we can never master it, we will have to learn to live with it – just like we have learned to live with storms. – Paulo Coelho
âEverything will be fine at the end. If it’s not right, 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.” – Martin Luther King jr.
âJust as anxiety can feed on itself, so can courage. – John J. Ratey
âCourage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the calm voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’ “- Mary Anne Radmacher
“Some days, doing our best may still not be up to what we wish we could do, but life is not perfect on any front, and doing what we can with what we have is more than we should expect from ourselves or someone else. – Fred Rogers
âI promise you, nothing is as chaotic as it looks. Nothing beats lowering your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself with stress, anxiety and fear. -Steve Maraboli
“Fear is static which keeps me from hearing myself.” – Samuel Butler
âSome days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin
“We must be prepared to give up the life we ââhave planned, in order to have the life that awaits us.” – Joseph Campbell
“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you think, and stronger than you look, and smarter than you think.” – AA Milne
“Always remember, nothing is as bad as it looks.” – HÃ©lÃ¨ne Fielding
âSurrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. – Sonia Ricotte
âYou can do it. You are brave and you are loved. – Tracy Holczer
âKeep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side. – Heather Stillufsen
Anxiety isn’t easy, but the good news is that anxiety disorders are highly treatable conditions. While quotes can serve as motivation, inspiration, mantras or affirmations, and more, they are not a substitute for support from a health or mental health professional.
Find a therapist
Whether you are looking for 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 find out 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 enter your zip code, and you’ll see a range of providers who work with or specialize in a variety of concerns, including anxiety. You may want to consider a provider who offers therapy online as a way to reap the benefits of therapy online, such as reducing the commute time 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 you need, so feel free to reach out and take the first step.