Anxious Quotes

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Susan Forward
“Children who are not encouraged to do, to try, to explore, to master, and to risk failure, often feel helpless and inadequate. Over-controlled by anxious, fearful parents, these children often become anxious and fearful themselves. This makes it difficult for them to mature. Many never outgrow the need for ongoing parental guidance and control. As a result, their parents continue to invade, manipulate, and frequently dominate their lives.”
Susan Forward, Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

“Fear and anxiety affect decision making in the direction of more caution and risk aversion... Traumatized individuals pay more attention to cues of threat than other experiences, and they interpret ambiguous stimuli and situations as threatening (Eyesenck, 1992), leading to more fear-driven decisions. In people with a dissociative disorder, certain parts are compelled to focus on the perception of danger. Living in trauma-time, these dissociative parts immediately perceive the present as being "just like" the past and "emergency" emotions such as fear, rage, or terror are immediately evoked, which compel impulsive decisions to engage in defensive behaviors (freeze, flight, fight, or collapse). When parts of you are triggered, more rational and grounded parts may be overwhelmed and unable to make effective decisions.”
Suzette Boon, Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists

John Irving
“Don't get your balls crossed about it.”
John Irving, Last Night in Twisted River

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“how anxiously I yearned for those I had forsaken.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Israelmore Ayivor
“Empty complaints are the sources of everyday failure, but not the problem being complained about. Problems are solvable; but not with complaints. A complainer is just an explainer of problems!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Charlotte Brontë
“At that time, I well remember whatever could excite - certain accidents of the weather, for instance, were almost dreaded by me, because they woke the being I was always lulling, and stirred up a craving cry I could not satisfy. One night a thunder-storm broke; a sort of hurricane shook us in our beds: the Catholics rose in panic and prayed to their saints. As for me, the tempest took hold of me with tyranny: I was roughly roused and obliged to live. I got up and dressed myself, and creeping outside the basement close by my bed, sat on its ledge, with my feet on the roof of a lower adjoining building. It was wet, it was wild, it was pitch dark. Within the dormitory they gathered round the night-lamp in consternation, praying loud. I could not go in: too resistless was the delight of staying with the wild hour, black and full of thunder, pealing out such an ode as language never delivered to man - too terribly glorious, the spectacle of clouds, split and pierced by white and blinding bolts.”
Charlotte Brontë

Tobe Hanson
“If you feel anxiety or depression, you are not in the present. You are either anxiously projecting the future or depressed and stuck in the past. The only thing you have any control over is the present moment; simple breathing exercises can make us calm and present instantly.”
Tobe Hanson, The Four Seasons Way of Life:: Ancient Wisdom for Healing and Personal Growth

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I am not at 'peace', then I can be altogether confident that I've placed a larger 'piece' of myself in the hands of someone other than God.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Joseph Conrad
“I was anxious to deal with this shadow by myself alone -- and to this day I don't know why I was so jealous of sharing with any one the peculiar blackness of that experience.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Moryah DeMott
“You had me believing that I was crazy. Every time I broke down over what seemed like nothing, it was you.’ Bade ran an anxious hand through his hair.
‘Well, that’s love isn’t it?’ Davina took his restless hand. ‘Love is crazy and irrational, and anything less would be boring.”
Moryah DeMott, Timeless

John Corey Whaley
“Dr. Webb says that life is so full of complications and confusion that humans oftentimes find it hard to cope. This leads to people throwing themselves in front of trains and spending all their money and not speaking to their relatives and never going home for Christmas and never eating anything with chocolate in it.
Life, he says, doesn't have to be so bad all the time. We don't have to be so anxious about everything. We can just be. We can get up, anticipate that the day will probably have a few good moments and a few bad ones, and then just deal with it. Take it all in and deal as best as we can.”
John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back

Catherine Lacey
“What I was to do with my hands suddenly became a distinct and unsolvable problem.”
Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing

Garth Risk Hallberg
“I didn't drink, I told him, with that embarrassed feeling I got whenever I was reminded that I had a body, that I looked like anything at all.”
Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We worry about many things. And pray about few things.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Go to bed! Someone is anxious to come into your dream.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Joyce Rachelle
“Be thankful when you find yourself worrying about the smallest things, for it often means there aren't any bigger things to truly worry about.”
Joyce Rachelle

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If we live in the moment every misery shall fade.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“A dream so vibrant,
A dream so blissful;
I hold it close to my heart.
In anxious nights,
And days of hope;
These years have passed solely.
One day the dream to turn true- If only!”
Somya Kedia

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Worry leads to weary.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Peaceful roads are for the unpeaceful minds; restful attracts the unrestful; the empty streets of tranquillity pull the anxious souls towards itself!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Emma Mills
“I know that she hates change. She gets anxious about the future.”
Emma Mills

“There are times when you have to leave your comfort zone to grow and evolve. You’ll naturally be anxious about the next step- whether you’ll step on the ladder of success or fall into a pit of failure. Be bold, be brave and have full faith in God. With Him holding your hand nothing can go wrong. So go ahead, step out of that cocoon and take a plunge.”
Latika Teotia

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We spend a huge chunk of our lives worrying about whether or not we will eventually get the person and/or the things we need or want. Once we get them, we spend the rest of our lives worrying about whether or not we will eventually lose them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Too often we feel anxious about the future little realizing that God has already planned everything for us even before we were born. Just to test us He might put us through situations. Leave everything to Him because He knows what’s good for you and He will guide your footsteps in the right direction when it’s time. Don’t lose hope and never lose faith in Him; trust Him implicitly and you’ll never feel lonely, depressed, dejected or without hope.”
Latika Teotia

“As we all know everything settles in its own time .Same goes with every mess we experience now and then. So instead of worrying or feeling anxious allow time to settle it .Practice patience, positivity and pray .”
Latika Teotia

“I drank because it was lovely and I needed a calm to understand the reality.”
Dominic Riccitello

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