Sayings for Worry, Anxiety, and Stress

“All worry is wasted.” – “This too shall pass.” –  “Being afraid of things going wrong does not help them go right” – “No feeling is final” –  “Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths” – “Worry is praying for what you don’t want” – “For you have not inherited the spirit of fear, but of love and of power, and of a sound mind” – “I want nothing, I fear nothing, I am free” – “Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world” – “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems” – “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” – “Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace” – “Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest” – “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another” – “If the mind put it there, the mind can take it away” – “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need” – “Worry is a misuse of the imagination” – “Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday” – “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today” – “For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe” – “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow” – “A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work” – “Worry trades the joy of now for the unlikely catastrophes of later” – “Anxiety is just one deep conscious breath away from dissolving” – “Heavy thoughts bring on physical maladies; when the soul is oppressed so is the body” – “Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due” – “Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there” – “He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears” – “It is the trouble that never comes that causes the loss of sleep” – “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself” – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” – “Nothing in life is to be feared.  It is only to be understood” – “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you” – “The tree that does not bend in the wind is either up-rooted or snapped” – “Don’t believe everything you feel or think.” – “Anxiety is like quicksand, the harder we struggle to escape, the deeper we sink” – “If anxiety tried to stop me doing something, I would do it even more to show it who was in charge” – “Fear can, though it is not God, create something from nothing” – “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself” – “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” – “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear” – “We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays” – “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be” – “Be a warrior, not a worrier” – “Listen to what you know instead of what you fear” – “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing” – “The bow too tensely strung is easily broken” – “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom” – “Remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind” –  “A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run” – “I’ve had thousands of problems in my life, most of which never actually happened” – “When shall we live if not now?” – “For the most part, fear is nothing but an illusion. When you share it with someone else, it tends to disappear” – “How much pain they have cost us, the worries which have never happened?” – “Convince yourself that worrying about many situations will make them worse rather than improve them.” – “Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives us something to do, but it gets us nowhere” – “Worry is a negative self-fulfilling prophecy” –  “Most everything that I’ve ever worried about has never happened” –  “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself” – “Ships are safest in the harbor, but that is not what ships were made for” – “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” –  “My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress” – “If trouble awaits me I will face it if and when I reach it, for now I am safe and now is all that matters” – What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – ”You are the lock and you are the key”