I have recently been struggling with very intense anxiety & panic attacks that seemed to have come on all out of a sudden. I always thought I knew what anxiety was and what it was like for people who feel anxious on a regular basis but I was very, very wrong.
Unfortunately I am now very aware of what it is like to have anxiety and have recently been diagnosed as having Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD. Know that I know the reason for my feelings it is a little easier to try and make sense of however when the anxious feelings and panic attacks started I was terrified. I didn’t want to think and yet I couldn’t stop thinking. I was scared. I was worried. I was confused and I felt alone (even when surrounded with loved ones).
One thing I did when I was scared was turn to the internet, specifically quotes about anxiety and panic attacks on pinterest. Seeing quotes that I could relate to made me feel less alone. It helped, even if only a bit. This is why I have put together these quotes, in hopes that they will help someone else who is struggling with anxiety!
I plan to sure more posts about my experiences in the future but for now let’s get to the quotes!
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15 Quotes People Living with Anxiety Will Understand
“I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.” -Dr.Reid/Criminal Minds
“I have no idea how not to think.” -Unknown
“It’s really sad how one day I’ll seem to have everything going right then the next day I’ll lose everything so fast.” -Unknown
“Don’t assume I’m weak because I have panic attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world every day.” -Unknown
“I miss the person I used to be.” -Unknown
“I have this problem: I isolate myself, then become upset because I’m lonely.” -Unknown
“Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety, doesn’t make them less valid.” -Lauren Elizabeth
“The worst feeling in the world is trying to hold back a panic attack in public.” -Unknown
“I am exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.” -Unknown
“Confession: Sometimes I get anxious because I don’t feel anxious. Which means I forgot what I was supposed to feel anxious about in the first place and that gives me anxiety.” -Unknown
“This is one of the most frustrating things about having an anxiety disorder; Knowing as you’re freaking out that there’s no reason to be freaked out, but lacking the ability to shut the emotion down.” -Unknown
“It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.” -Amanda Seyfried
“I don’t think anyone could ever criticize me more severely than the way I viciously criticize myself.” -Unknown
“I get nervous about everything, sometimes I literally don’t know why I’m anxious, I just am and no-one seems to understand that.” -Unknown
“I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.” -Unknown
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I hope you have found these quotes helpful! Best of luck managing your anxiety and remember that you aren’t alone!