When anxiety raises its ugly head it can be difficult to find a positive thought to focus on. Here is a collection of some of the best uplifting and positive anxiety and confidence-boosting quotes to help you refocus, take a deep breath, and face the challenge head on.

Uplifting Anxiety Quotes

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”

Walter Anderson

“Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.”

Robert Tew

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”

Virginia Woolf

“No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.”

Karen Salmansohn

“I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating.”

John Green

“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.”

Jodi Picoult

“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”

Deepak Chopra

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

William James

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”

William James

“It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”

Mandy Hale

“It ain’t no use putting up your umbrella till it rains!”

Alice Caldwell Rice

“Today’s a perfect day for a whole new start. Let go of fear and free your mind. It’s time to open your heart.”

Chris Butler

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