Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Anxiety Quotes from famous authors such as Nadiya Hussain, Andrew Sean Greer, Lou Barlow, Ryan Garcia, Jerry Lewis. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I only ever baked because it helped with my anxiety.
Some people think of the ’50s as a time of innocence, but they are misremembering it or reinventing it: if you look at the papers of the time, they are filled with dread and anxiety.
It’s kind of crazy how music helped me overcome the anxieties that I have.
I’m learning what triggers me. What to stay away from. What I do like and what I don’t like. To me, I’ve learned so much about myself that now I’m a stronger person. But I still deal with anxiety. Anxiety doesn’t go away.
I expect people that come to the studio to work to come with the same energy I come with. If I see less than that, I get very strong about, if you want to do this, come with a sense of pride, come with eagerness and anxiety.
I’m scared of any fighter I’ve ever fought because they are some dangerous people to be dealing with. That’s also where the anxiety comes from.
It’s almost like the psychology of a film is no different from the psychology of a person in that it has to function, it has to breathe, it has to have its releases, it has anxiety.
My anxiety was probably at an all-time high before ‘The Jump.’ I look back at pictures and think: ‘God, I’m really skinny there,’ because when you’re anxious you have that feeling in your stomach and don’t feel like eating.
The working hours are easy in films, while there is always an anxiety on television. So the energies are very different.
For me, a big part of anxiety and depression was not knowing how to say ‘no’ and wanting to please too many people… part of this process is learning to draw the line and slow down.
I feel often that we don’t have the right language to talk about emotions in disasters. Everyone is on edge, of course, but it also pulls people away from a lot of trivial anxieties and past and future concerns and gratuitous preoccupations that we have, and refocuses us in a very intense way.
I was always curious about the anxiety a person would feel when you open your mouth and you have an accent. You could have a Ph.D. or be a lawyer, but as soon as you say something, you may be diminished in the eyes of someone else.
I’m a comedian, and I have my share of anxiety and depression; so do most of my friends. My humor tends to lie in the juxtaposition of extreme lightness – I’m a huge musical-theater fan – and extreme darkness. And so I really like playing with those because that’s how I feel.
If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.
I’m left-brain dominant, so anxiety and nervousness don’t affect me; most emotions don’t.
When I get online, there’s this cycle of anxiety and narcissism that takes over, which is the part of me that I like the least.
I try not to worry about the future – so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.
I’ve always been fascinated by dreams – they seem like such intriguing evidence of the brain’s obsession with narrative as a form of sense-making. But because dreaming is an unconscious process, we have little control over the stories we tell, so they can be fraught with anxiety, vulnerability, and exposure.
When you put a book together and arrange it, there’s a lot of anxiety and turmoil about what order the poems should be in.
During my teen years, I just really started to get anxiety. I would get stage fright when I would do certain speaking engagements and I always would get through them, but it was a really nerve-racking and hard thing to do.
I got a lot of things that society had promised would make me whole and fulfilled – all the things that the culture tells you from preschool on will quiet the throbbing anxiety inside you – stature, the respect of colleagues, maybe even a kind of low-grade fame.
All my problems and anxieties certainly come out of my work, and that’s the way it should be. Other than that, relationships with people I find very, very simple.
With my anxiety, I essentially need to be around someone at all times.
Psychologists, for reasons of clinical necessity or vagaries of temperament, have chosen to dissect and catalog the morbid emotions – depression, anger, anxiety – and to leave largely unexamined the more vital, positive ones.
I suspect that a huge amount of the anxiety and suffering that we see around can be closely traced to our wanton misuse of our resources. Just look at any garbage dump and see what is wasted. In a sense, we’ve wasted our souls.
I’ve known the anxiety of being completely lost, flying at night. It can be extreme. You’re travelling at close to five hundred miles an hour, and every minute that goes by takes you further into being lost unless you get help from ground radar somewhere or somehow figure out the error.
My anxiety has gotten worse as I’ve graduated and gotten older, and I still feel like ‘Rookie’ is a place where I can talk about that, and hopefully someone relates to it.
I have anxiety every day about being pulled over.
There’s so much anxiety coming from social media with teenagers that we have to give them characters that are real and that are not always happy; and that have bad parents and not great, supportive parents; and that are not going on these journeys to save the world with a bow.
I have reared, or helped to rear, five children and the scariest bit, bar none, is the learning-to-drive part. It has filled me with anxiety not only about the children, but also about my former self and my friends.
He was scarcely then a year old, and knew so little of herding that he had never turned a sheep in his life; but as soon as he discovered it was his duty to do so I can never forget with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his different evolutions.
There are endless anxieties in putting a film together, and it’s an enormous relief when you know it’s working with an audience.
In all of my looking at happiness, one thing I noticed right away is that the opposite of happiness isn’t unhappiness or even depression, it’s anxiety. It is something that can constantly block our happiness, or our chance to reach that sort of meditative state in our work or our home lives.
The one thing about dealing with anxiety is normally getting to the gym, fitness.
People are so terrified of other people. I see it in my generation a lot. There’s so much anxiety and angst, and the pressure just keeps getting worse.
I had social anxiety to the max. I was scared of my own shadow! But as I grew, I got more comfortable with myself.
What Trump has done is tap into a deep-seated anxiety about where the country is headed. There is an anxiety that is real and sincere. Many people feel helpless.
I struggled tremendously with anxiety and depression related in part to my sexuality and growing up in a time when to be gay felt to me like a death sentence.
I hated going to school, and I think a huge part of that was because of the racism that I experienced growing up there. From that, I sort of developed this social anxiety that I only feel when Im in Australia, which is odd.
I think it’s cool to get to know designers. There is some anxiety, maybe, that after you’ve met a designer, you want to be loyal to them and wear their clothes. And sometimes it’s just not my style. But you have to be honest, and I don’t really want to lie.
Anxiety affects everyone differently. I spoke to someone who felt like their heart was beating 1,000 times a minute. With me, it was a dizziness, feeling sick, constant, 24 hours a day.
Do you have an emergency fund? If not, build one – aim for three months of expenses to start, then boost it to six. It will ease your anxiety and get you out of a potential jam.
I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that’s how the album came out so dark.
School was a big source of anxiety for me. I hated school. I have social anxiety, and it developed when I was a kid. I had trouble going to birthday parties. It was always there. I begged my mom to let me be home-schooled at one point for a semester because I was so miserable at school.
I have social anxiety. It’s easier up on stage because there’s security in being there. When I’m off stage I’m trying not to be a manic freak. I’m quite shy.
It’s a whole different kind of anxiety. But the great thing about doing a theatre job is that once the ball starts rolling you just have to go with it, it’s inexorable.
As a freshman in college, I was having a lot of trouble adjusting. I took a meditation class to handle anxiety. It really helped. Then as a grad student at Harvard, I was awarded a pre-doctoral traveling fellowship to India, where my focus was on the ancient systems of psychology and meditation practices of Asia.
As a kid, I was depressed and riddled with anxiety. The bottom dropped out when I was 19.
It shouldn’t be normal to be anxious all the time about your children, so women should seek mental health help if they’re having excessive levels of anxiety.
When I was Surgeon General, I spent a lot of time talking to people in living rooms and town halls all across the country, and one of the things I started to notice was that behind many of the stories of addiction, violence, depression and anxiety were threads of loneliness.
I have done Botox before. I just don’t love doing it. It gives me so much anxiety!
I don’t have big anxieties. I wish I did. I’d be much more interesting.
I suffer from anxiety, nearly every day.
My adrenalin was so heightened, and my neuromuscular system was so finely tuned that I struggled to come down between games, which resulted in high levels of anxiety and multiple panic attacks.
Exploiting people’s emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it’s not change, it’s partisanship. We don’t need partisanship. We don’t need demagoguery, we need solutions.
In middle school and high school, I had straight A’s, and I graduated at the top of my year. On the flip side of that, I struggled with very severe performance anxiety.
We’re all fighting for the same thin,g and I hope that the fight for equality, the fight to help people get over their anxiety or depression, whatever thing they’re going through, I hope that we can all come together more as a community.
Comedy is probably a way of dealing with anxiety. Sometimes it’s a way of dealing with pain.
As has been the case throughout the history of terrorism, government anxiety centres on what to do about those against whom there may be intelligence but no usable evidence.
The interesting thing about depression and anxiety is that, it’s not always wholly negative things that bring them on. Often times, those heavy swings of emotion can be brought on by just anything that is overly emotional.
I don’t know if it’s irrational, and I would never say this before, but I think I’m a little bit agoraphobic when I’m in huge crowds of people. I mean, it’s claustrophobic, probably – small spaces and large groups of people, anxiety rises for me.
The only thing I know anything about are my own fantasies and anxieties. I don’t trust my eyes. I consider myself to be a short-story writer.
I’ve been taking medication for depression and anxiety ever since I was a teenager and I’ve had treatment for both.
What I went through in 1976, it’s the same today: It’s about all the pressure that you feel, the anxiety, the family, and everything that surrounds the Games, and then getting there knowing this is your big chance, and you’re able to come through. It’s such a satisfying thing.
Ironically, it is when we identify with our spirits rather than our bodies that we are most powerful on the material plane. Our overidentification with the world does not give us power within the world so much as it diminishes our power here. It makes us frightened and nervous and full of anxiety.
The mental health conversation is very important to me. I have friends that struggle with various mental illnesses. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety. I’m very interested in how we deal with that.
Unfortunately, I think depression and anxiety are really hard to live with. And what people don’t need is to feel bad about themselves because they decide to go on medication.
When you’ve got kids, you don’t want to pass on the angst and the anxiety.
I personally dealt with a lot of depression and anxiety in my life.
In today’s society, many people feel stressed. So when they watch my videos at the end of a busy day, I want them to relax and experience something nice, to take away some of their anxiety and stress.
A fuel of discontent and anxiety is probably pretty central to the fuel at ‘Scandal!’
My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother’s anxiety.
The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
I’ve grown up by the beach all my life, and I almost get anxiety if I haven’t been swimming for a couple weeks or a month. It kind of builds up, so I try and get out as much as possible.
I am a human being. I have anxiety. I have doubts. And I’m not afraid to put it out there.
I started to admit vulnerabilities and things that I was trying to hide before. Shyness, anxiety, guilt and all those things that I have in me are now quite freely shown.
Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point.
Sometimes there’s a day where I don’t feel good being out in the world, and I feel unsafe in the world in general. And an anxiety about just showing up in the world. It’s kind of irrational, but people do say things to me out in the street about how I’m dressed.
Sweetness is the opposite of machismo, which is everywhere – and I really don’t get on with machismo. I’m interested in sensitivity and weakness and fear and anxiety because I think that, at the end of the day, behind our masks, that’s what we are.
It’s hard to talk about childhood trauma. It’s hard to talk about depression. It’s hard to talk about anxiety. And we thought – I wonder if we just open up our subconscious and the things that we think about and hide from people every day and just let them come out in some of these lyrics.
My grandpa told me, ‘Learn to love anxiety, because it never goes away in moviemaking.’
I started having anxiety attacks and panic attacks. I would cry myself to sleep every night and wish I could go back in time and get my life back and be a human again instead of a photo op.
Globalization is stirring widespread economic anxiety, and middle class incomes have stagnated while a class of super-rich has emerged.
It’s official: The biggest back-to-school bullies are anxiety, worry and fear.
I’ve always had anxiety, I just don’t think it’s ever been triggered in a way where it’s become a physical attack so when it first started happening to me, it was so scary because I didn’t know what was going on.
We didn’t get television until quite late, the late fifties, but we had radio, and I can remember listening to the Korean War news on the radio with my family and sensing the anxiety of the adults although not understanding it myself, not understanding exactly what was going on.
Everyone needs a reset button so you can start your day without anxiety. For some people, it’s running; for some, it’s going to the gym. For me, it’s meditation.
At Somerset I played with Marcus Trescothick who has spoken very openly about his battle with depression and anxiety. I had a few conversations with him about his problems but I also read his book which provided me with a great insight into what he went though.
We’re all sick of holy wars and bloodshed because religion is supposed to give us life and a better life and is supposed to bring out our best self. When it results in mass destruction and hatred and anxiety, it’s the antithesis I think of what religion was designed to do.
I think anxiety is the nature of most environments today, and people feel inadequate when they are not able to cope with it.
The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication.
I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety?
Food can become such a point of anxiety – not because it’s food, but just because you have anxiety. That’s how eating disorders develop.
For me, most of the anxiety and difficulty of writing takes place in the act of not writing. It’s the procrastination, the thinking about writing that’s difficult.
There’s so much anxiety about being understood – and being understood through what you wear.
I’m a minimalist, for sure. A couple homies saw Kanye West’s crib with barely anything in it and thought it looked weird. To me, it looks perfect. Clutter gives me anxiety.
I got anxiety in April of 2014. I was hospitalized for two weeks, and they didn’t know what was wrong with me, and at the end, they gave me a low dosage of Xanax. Before the whole anti-Xanax message in what I do, I was actually pro-Xanax culture.
There’s this constant narrative of anxieties: Is the U.S. in decline? Is China rising? People forget… no other country is trying to play the role we play. They’re not signing up to be responsible for security in the Middle East, responsible for the global economy, responsible for enforcing international norms.
Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.
The thing that helped me come to terms with performing was an anxiety, a desperation for acceptance. There was never enough positive motivation in my life.
Oh, I still get a little anxiety when I’m doing NFL live for ESPN.
I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it’s shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it’s a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It’s truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day.
It’s always been something that I’m so able and willing to talk about that it’s kind of foreign to me that people hide their depression and anxiety.
I have social anxiety.
I’ve learned to control my anxiety.
We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.
I hold onto the Scripture that says, ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in all things give thanks.’ I’m not saying I don’t have problems or that I don’t worry, but I try not to be stressed. I manage my anxiety through prayer. Worry shows up on your face, and I don’t want that!
The romantic idea of the penniless writer is false. It’s terrible. I hated being in debt. I hated the anxiety of not knowing whether we could pay our rent that month. Thankfully, I had a wife who was very supportive and had faith and shared my madness.
I have a lot of health anxiety.
Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
I got a chance to work with Mel Brooks on two of his films: Silent Movie and High Anxiety.
Growing up, I was prone to anxiety.
I just think I have too much anxiety to listen to music. Sometimes it feels like noise, and sometimes it’s so affecting that I can’t recover from it.
We get bored because we don’t want to sit with our fears. We don’t want to sit with our anxiety. We don’t want to sit with our stress because it’s uncomfortable.
There’s a book that’s critical to understanding anxiety, a 17th-century book, ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy,’ by Robert Burton. I wanted to write something like that.
I’m terribly prone to anxiety. I get very depressed and I get very anxious and my anxiety is almost always about my children.
I hear the same anxieties over and over again. Everything is too fast; everything is too precarious. We have more access than ever to the people we are trying to reach, thanks to social media and mobile technology, and more information than we know what to do with.
Why was Barack Obama attractive to people in 2008? If you think about Barack Obama, there’s all this anxiety about society, just kind of wracked by centripetal forces – the idea that the center’s not holding, no one can talk to each other, the idea of a political system that’s broken.
I try to stay positive and keep my head up right, but I really do have a lot of anxiety.
The anxiety phase of my first depression lasted six months. It was incredibly paralyzing.
I constantly have anxiety about being the lead of the show. I don’t talk about it because it scares me. But I’ve always wanted to be part of something where I could work on a character in such a big manner, and you get offered that with all the trappings of being the lead of the show.
One of my initial memories of being taken over by music was watching Paul McCartney on TV play a tribute to John Lennon. He was playing piano by himself and singing ‘Imagine,’ and I remember feeling an anxiety and shortness of breath.
You get this feeling in bobsled, like a combination of excitement, anxiety, and pure nervousness, and you get that combination only very few times.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
Personally, I have struggled with anxiety in my history, so I think maybe anxiety or worrying about the future came naturally.
I had huge separation anxiety as a kid.
I love playing football, and ultimately, that helped me get over my anxiety problems.
Certainly we want to protect our children from new and painful experiences that are beyond their emotional comprehension and that intensify anxiety; and to a point we can prevent premature exposure to such experiences.
I think anxiety is dangerous, but it makes you think it’s your friend.
As a child actor, you experience a lot of depression and anxiety… Yes, I went through depression, and it was not comfortable. Yes, I struggle with anxiety and being paranoid, trying to figure out who I am.
It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.
I’ve always been comfortable with my gayness, but I was intimidated by the social anxiety.
I’ve always been interested in intellectual history and in psychology, and anxiety is obviously something that’s been a big part of my life.
Gather experience… Look at what you should not look at. A feeling of anxiety is the sure and certain evidence that you should do this.
I’m shy, but I’m not clinically shy. I don’t have social anxiety disorder or anything like that. I more have a gentle shyness. Like, I have a little trouble mingling at parties.
Anxiety is not fear, exactly, because fear is focused on something right in front of you – a real and objective danger.
Psychics tap into what is collective: our regret and our sense of time going by; our common repression and anxieties.
It’s funny, there are so many women who are former executives and have taken all that stress and anxiety and transferred it onto their kids.
Anxiety, it just stops your life.
Dealing with chronic anxiety has taught me to better understand the nuances of mental illness and the very individual nature of it.
My parents were not perfect, but no one’s parents are. As childhoods go, mine was pretty comfortable and good in a lot of ways, and yet I still ended up with anxiety.
Few men have led a more active life – bodily or mentally – from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years’ business career, from which I had retired.
I know a lot of shows are like, ‘Here’s the pages,’ right before they start filming. I’d have a heart attack. The anxiety would be way too much for me. I don’t have as strong a backbone as those other show writers.
It’s normal that elections make fierce partisans of many of us. It’s normal that Mr. Trump would attract the usual right-wing buffoons to his banners. Normal, also, is that many voters may not be troubled by Mr. Trump’s cruder statements when they hear him addressing their deepest economic and social anxieties.
It’s fun to play for the 12- and 13-year-olds. The looks on their faces are amazing. Young kids don’t have social anxieties. They’ll yell things out and sing loudly.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
There is anxiety, but it comes after you’ve finished filming because it’s out of your hands; people are editing it, they’re cutting it, marketing it. And it’s… part your career sort of rides on that. But when you’re actually filming it’s a team thing and it really feels good there for me.
For many comedians, two common anxiety triggers include performing in front of family members and doing brand new material.
I have horrible anxiety.
As a producer, it’s not unusual to find yourself on the field, backstage, often with a camera crew and living with constant anxiety of accidentally ending up in the shot.
If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.
I don’t think I could, with a straight face, describe myself as a completely positive person, but I’m not overly negative, either. On the whole, most writers think plots through to their consequences, and it’s not always a sunny place. I have an occupational temperament for anxiety.
Closed Circuit’ came out of a general anxiety about surveillance. Government surveillance and private surveillance.
I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids. But I’m a kid myself.
I still have difficult days when I lose hours to anxiety, feeling my throat swell and my mind race with paranoid thoughts. But – thanks in part to ongoing therapy – they’re happening less and less.
I’m open to talking about what I’ve been through with my anxiety disorder and my mental health struggles to try and help other people.
Our Western society is showing its technological muscles in ever more threatening ways, but the experience of fear, anxiety and even despair has increased in equal proportion. Indeed, the paradox is that the powerful giants feel as powerless as a new-born babe.
I criticise myself an awful lot. I do worry to the point that I don’t think it’s very healthy. I’m always picking my flaws. It’s a terrible anxiety I have. I wish I could pretend nothing fazes me, but it does.
If you keep dating and keep out there, you keep a higher level of hope, and also, your skills at doing it improve because you’re doing it more often, and you are bringing less anxiety to the table.
Fear, anxiety and neurosis: that’s just in the suitcase when you’re an actor.
My imagination was a great place to escape from all the anxiety and disapproval of my life… I had to live in my head… art was a way of making myself feel better.
As a 14-year-old with anxiety, to have read about that in a book would have helped me so much.
You could say Shakespeare is so extraordinary precisely because he was so ordinary. He had all the usual anxieties and understandings of what it is to have children, lose children, get married, struggle to make a living and so on.
A lot of problems stem from a desire to avoid discomfort. For example, people who fear failure often avoid new challenges in an effort to keep anxiety at bay. Avoiding emotional discomfort, however, is usually a short-term solution that leads to long-term problems.
I think Woody Allen calls it ‘anxiety of influence.’ When you’re in your formative years and you watch a movie that makes you want to make movies… For Wes Anderson, it’s Truffaut. I’m sure for P.T. Anderson it was Scorsese and Jonathan Demme.
You could put me on a stage in front of 100 people, and I could do a tap dance, but one-on-one was really difficult for me. And it took me most of my life to learn how to work with that anxiety, to embrace and be comfortable with it.
I had a lot of time to think, and that is not good for your mind. And when it actually happened, it was not so much a celebration but the relief. It was an exorcism anxiety. After each race there is a procedure in which you get taken off to the podium and the TV interviews.
Performing is the one time I don’t have anxiety – surprisingly, right?
I have had anxiety literally my whole life.
That period between finishing the film and opening night is agonising. That’s part of why actors go from job to job – so they don’t have to live with the anxiety in the interim.
It’s that stubborn fixation on details that has invariably prevented me from getting excited about celebrating each passing year. Which is why my friends know that doing things such as throwing me surprise parties would only serve to surprise me with an overwhelming sense of panic and anxiety.
I remember the general anxiety of teenager, and I remember establishing some sort of appearance based on what my peers would think. And cliques, oh my God, the worst. The worst!
The hardest thing to write was explaining what anxiety feels like. Every time I’d try to really write about what it feels like to have an anxiety attack, I would actually have an anxiety attack. It was good material but so incredibly uncomfortable.
Even though loneliness affects so many of us, it has gotten scant research attention compared to related conditions like depression or anxiety.
Sometimes it’s better to look at things than own them… owning means anxiety and lots of bags to carry around.
It’s okay to talk about mental health issues. It’s okay to admit that you have anxiety. It doesn’t take away from your power. It’s totally normal.
I think it’s always natural for children to rebel against their parents and establish their own identity. And also, I think parents get invested in, you know, doing the right thing? And so their anxiety about being good parents might, in a way, affect a relationship negatively.
Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
You can do a lot worse than spend an hour a week singing. We should prescribe choirs on the NHS for anxiety and stress.
I don’t want to give this impression that I grew up in Liverpool in a cardboard box in abject poverty, but that didn’t mean there weren’t anxieties in my childhood about money.
I think about moving across the country, barely having the money to do it, it gives me so much anxiety. I think there’s something to be said for just not knowing, being a little naive, and just flying by the seat of your pants, because it is a big thing, it’s really stressful.
I started turning 40 at 38. I had pains all over my body. I couldn’t sleep, I had rampant anxiety, and I couldn’t stop eating and drinking.
Anything you’re trying to will is focused on the future; it’s always associated with some sort of anxiety that makes the present moment somewhat uncomfortable.
You are being intentionally monitored so that your unique biases, your anxieties, your weaknesses, your needs, your desires can be quantified in such a way that a company can seek to exploit that for profit.
I was having anxiety attacks, calling ambulances out and saying I was having a heart attack, as there was something weird going on with my body and mind.
My mom and dad never really had friends, never went on vacations. We stayed home. And I see a similarity there: A general anxiety runs pretty deep.
I just can’t wait to get out there on stage. There’s no anxiety at all. I love being able to take this journey with the audience, because we all have a ball with it – even if we’re crying.
Insofar as there is an anxiety of influence for a biographer, it may be that each new book is undertaken in reaction to the previous book.
A lot of my musician friends have the same kind of anxiety and panic when faced with crowds of people, and I do, too.
I had a heart issue, and a lot of it was caused by stress and anxiety. I know that my father had really high anxiety too.
Anxiety about the possibility that children will be corrupted if they hear rude words has been around for a long time.
The most challenging part of my life is probably my anxiety, to be honest. I have to try to keep it under control and to make sure I feel alright.
At the start of the 21st century, Britain is caught in a confusing riptide of anxiety. Of course racism still exists, but things have improved to a point where many ethnic minority Britons do not experience it as a regular feature in their lives.
The moment I started treating my social anxiety disorder, I started feeling better.
If you are very nervous, it is going to affect you and you start feeling tired or anxiety sets in.
If I’m awake at 2 A.M., I’m either suffering from anxiety or doing something I will regret tomorrow.
I have anxiety when I’m watching TV.
I’m a way bigger worrier than I ever was before I had kids. And, you know, the stress and anxiety that can go along with motherhood, I have had to battle that.
We build our technologies as a way of addressing all our anxieties and desires. They are our passions congealed into these prosthetic extensions of ourselves. And they do it in a way that reflects what we dream ourselves capable of doing.
I love being a housewife… I love doing laundry. Except I have a little bit of separation anxiety, and you have to separate your laundry, so I have a little bit of a problem there.
When it grows dark, we always need someone. This thought, the product of anxiety, only comes to me in the evenings, just when I’m about to end my writerly explorations.
There’s a reason why I do anxious characters – it comes from a lot of personal anxiety. The great thing is, having that history, it’s really fun to bring that into the characters… and play with it.
People with anxiety tend to be hyper-reactive. We are like jack rabbits, off and running to the races, reacting to some event, even while the event is still happening.
I was a very good student. Procrastinating gives me anxiety, and getting a B really ticked me off. Sure, I didn’t always want to do my homework, but I actually really liked school. As nerdy as it sounds, I love learning.
Space is something that you have to define. Otherwise, it is like anxiety, which is too vague. A fear is something specific. I like claustrophobic spaces, because at least then you know your limits.
Like many artists, I have issues with anxiety and depression, so I try to live in a way that supports my mental health.
I always had a deep respect for people who started businesses, but now I cherish them. There’s a lot of anxiety and blood, sweat, and tears that goes into this, and I love it.
I wanted to put a human face on anxiety disorders. I thought people who suffer from anxiety might recognize themselves and gain some comfort from my story and for those who don’t suffer from anxiety disorders gain some understanding.
Most childhoods are full of anxiety, but that tends to get smoothed over, so you have a sense of nostalgia.
Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.
Now is the age of anxiety.
American men do have genuine reasons for anxiety. The traditional jobs that many men have filled are disappearing, thanks to automation and outsourcing. The jobs that remain require, in most cases, higher education, which is increasingly difficult for non-affluent families to afford.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
I tell you, the difference for me is between being victimized, terrorized, numbed by reading about different disasters, or reducing the anxiety by getting up and doing something about it, at whatever level.
People like to talk a lot about me, about how I have anxiety or social disorders. I’ll admit to anxiety, but it has nothing to do with media or being in front of a camera or being around people. It has to do with dealing with the sparring that I’m going to have or the workouts that I’m going to have from day to day.
Anxiety and doubt are among my biggest struggles as a writer.
I have anxiety and self-doubt all the time, it’s a battle.
I’ve done specific work to take care of anxiety. I believe that the psychological side can work for you just as it can against you. The better your command is over the psychological aspect, the better your physical performance. There’s no other way.
I think people respond to dystopian stories because they’re ways of acting out anxieties that we have and fears that we have about the future. So much media’s coming at you over the Internet, your brain gets overloaded. You don’t know what to do with it. And one thing you can do with it is read a story.
The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety.
Trump delights in building his campaigns around white Americans’ racial anxieties.
The excitement does not change. After 40 years in the business, I still find the show to be a magical moment – the performance anxiety, the litmus test.
Housewives’ was a very… I had so much anxiety on that show. It was so much drama all the time.
I have, since the age of about 2, been a twitchy bundle of phobias, fears, and neuroses. And I have, since the age of 10, when I was first taken to a mental hospital for evaluation and then referred to a psychiatrist for treatment, tried in various ways to overcome my anxiety.
I think the general anxiety of the 1960s – ’70s spawned our interest in the living dead. When people worry about the end of their world, they need a safe vessel for all their fears. Zombies provide that vessel because they’re ‘safe.’
I know for me, music was the best drug for anxiety. So that’s why I wanted to write the music that I do, because it always suits my anxiety. It’s a huge part of my life, and being able to make music that can help people with their anxiety is a huge thing for me.
I’ll play anything Mario- or Zelda-related, but Fortnite is one step beyond me. I don’t get anything from it but motion sickness and an increased sense of anxiety about how violent future generations are going to be.
Fear and anxiety are great motivators for me.
The reason I never wanted to speak about it before was because every time someone said, ‘I’ve got a bit of anxiety,’ it would trigger it and then it would happen. It was almost like speaking about it made it come out; this devil I was terrified of.
For success, the author must make the reader care about the destiny of the principals, and sustain this anxiety, or suspense, for about 100,000 words.
My goal is for Gunnar to outlive me. That’s the way it should be. My dream is for him to be a dad himself one day, so he can find out all the anxiety that kids bring to their dads.
I think that for some time now I have been living with an anxiety which has had no tangible cause. It has been like having a toothache, without the conscientious dentist having been able to find anything wrong with the tooth or with the person as a whole.
In order to be a good emergency contact, you need a lot of friend-patience and empathy. Often, this comes from personal experience with anxiety, trauma, and depression.
Many people today don’t want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness.
Going on stage is always a process that causes anxiety and nervousness.
At the combine and at my workouts, I tried to be the perfect player. I tried to promote my strengths and conceal my weaknesses, and on paper, I kind of succeeded: I was the first pick in the draft. And with that, I inherited this big shiny trophy that I carried around, and it had one word engraved on it – anxiety.
I remember times of anxiety, ups and downs, and times of unexpected windfalls. But my parents loved what they did. And because their work was also their hobby, it taught me that work could be fulfilling.
A mistake in judgment isn’t fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.
There’s an insecure part of me that comes out of me, I get nervous. I don’t know why, I wish I could overcome it because it gives me an anxiety feeling.
I definitely had those moments, like any actor, when you get anxious and think, ‘When am I going to work again?’ But I would feel that way even when I had every offer in the world coming to me. Then I became a father and I felt a little more of the anxiety that came with the responsibility of being a parent.
The anxiety does crawl up. The other night I was having panic attacks: ‘Oh, my God, what’s going to happen to me? Am I ever going to have another job?’
Sometimes, my anxiety is really dark. Like, I can’t breathe, and feel like I’m having a heart attack.
I was just making movies to make movies. I was so full of anxiety about becoming a filmmaker that I kind of lost the idea of why I was doing it.
We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.
The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits, anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers, and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.
As far as the anxiety, I have no idea about it. I don’t feel like I have any nervousness out there. I’m just a guy who really cares about being competitive and that’s the bottom line.
Anxiety is your creativity turned into a weapon that you use to beat yourself up. And this is because anxiety is mostly storytelling – repeating poisonous stories that you’ve inherited from others. It feeds on your fear.
I had gone through a really rough patch in my life, struggling with anxiety and depression for the first time ever, and it was totally new to me. I really had no idea what was going on, and it was all I could think about, so it was all I could write about.
I often find in doing tragedy, or doing very serious material, that there’s a level of anxiety that builds that often leads to laughter in some cases. In between takes, there can often be a lightness.
I was a shy child. I had anxiety. I used to cry when I had to give a presentation.
I find theater terrifying. There are no do-overs, you know? It’s all happening live. You need to be in it 100 percent at any given moment, and the audience is right there. I’m really intimidated by theater, but it is my first true love. I love theater. I love that anxiety.
If I hear about a big match coming up, I’ll get anxiety about it, and I’ll start thinking about it, like, ‘What’s gonna happen? Is this my shot?’
Both depression and anxiety disorders, for example, are repeatedly described in the media as ‘chemical imbalances in the brain,’ as if spontaneous neural events with no relation to anything outside a person’s brain cause depression and anxiety.
My mom always does this thing where, the closer I get to home, the more she calls. ‘Hey, listen, how’s your plane? Did you land? Are you landing? Sweetie. Listen. We want to… ‘ The anxiety amps up exponentially as I get closer, and then I can’t get out fast enough.
There’s a real existential anxiety at having to exist not just in a generalised social framework, but a capitalist social framework.
I hate this quality, but I can go to dark levels when we lose. It’s not a panic attack, but there’s anxiety. I’m inconsolable. I’m a train wreck. I’m being myself. Then I get this crazy, intense focus, where I get desperate not to be embarrassed again. That dark spot is what I tap into. Creativity comes from there.
And what are the Liberals’ election talking points, in this age of environmental insecurity and economic anxiety? That Andrew Scheer is scary.
When I am writing, and occasionally achieve single focus and presence, I finally feel that is where I’m supposed to be. Everything else is kind of anxiety.
There are people in England that claim benefits because they are too nervous to work, so they claim their benefits for anxiety and never have to go out side there free home.
I get anxiety from a noise or some scuffling at the side of the stage. I hear stories all the time, from as minor as Dillon Francis getting smacked in the head with a flying beer can to Dimebag Darrell.
If I’m driving to L.A. and have anxiety about making the drive, if I’ve got Peggy with me, we’re cool.
Every writer knows that unless you were born gifted with either supreme confidence or outsize ego, handing in your work holds, in some cases, admitted terror. If that’s too strong, at least fairly high anxiety.
I had a difficult childhood. I had lots of anxiety and questions. I found the world scary and intimidating.
I’ve battled mental health problems – first, anxiety, and later the depression that anxiety can trigger – on and off for about half my life. Which I don’t think is breaking news to anyone: it’s something I’ve been honest about, both privately and publicly, as much as I can.
A brushstroke of vanity is good to add into the mix, to balance your timidity. We’re all blessed with a lot of timidity and a lot of worry and anxiety, and vanity is a good antidote.
Anxiety is a kind of fuel that activates the fight-or-flight part of the brain in me. It makes sure that a velociraptor isn’t around the corner and that you do as much as you possibly can to survive. Because Hollywood has a lot in common with ‘Jurassic Park’ and its primeval-dinosaur universe.
I have bizarre anxiety about being in a city – I have no idea who I am or where I am.
My dad had been in the second world war, had electric shock treatment, suffered from anxiety and was abusive to my mum. I kept a lid on my feelings at school but, when I was 18, dropped out of everything and couldn’t even be bothered to get out of bed.
Seems like half my anxiety dreams are about airports.
In college I had a coach who did that for me. I was struggling so much mentally with depression, anxiety, eating disorders… and he told me: ‘You have to go and talk to a doctor, you are back on track until they clear you’ and he put my mental health first.
I don’t think you can work properly if you have anxiety about something; it stops you doing the work you’re paid to do.
To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight – and thank God for that.
I’ve got anxiety and I don’t sleep so I’ve been trying to balance this insomnia where I stay awake for three or four days and you don’t want to really leave the house and stuff and you’ve got to go out and do a gig.
I suffer from anxiety.
I suffered a lot from social anxiety, and being on set was really scary to me. That fear can cause limits in your art and your performance because you’re not going all in because there is this little thing in your head.
We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We’re connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct.
I tend to write about my anxieties – it’s what I’m afraid will happen. And I write a story working it out.
There’s a constant anxiety that comes from having an innate sense of self, yet existing within a homogenised, aspirational culture.
For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.
Depression and anxiety can’t fit in your head if you’re cultivating feelings of joy and inspiration.
I had bad anxiety and bad depression. That’s like the worst thing you could have. You think too much about the past, you get depression. You think too much about the future, you get anxiety.
I was kind of an unhappy kid. I always felt like a cynical New Yorker trapped in a little kid’s body. I started to get some pretty bad anxiety disorders around puberty, which totally did not work with growing up a mile away from the beach. I started cutting my own hair.
I was a pretty sensitive kid and quite neurotic, filled with a lot of anxiety, which all would have been very familiar to my pop, you know? Except it was a part of himself he was trying to reject, so I got caught in the middle of it, I think.
When I was a player, all the pressures I felt created a lot of anxiety in me. I didn’t know how to manage that on my own. I think I was missing someone – a manager, no doubt – who could teach me to control my emotions.
Post-military service can be a period of anxiety and uncertainty. So many men and women return and ask themselves: what now? The Labor Department is here to help answer that question with an array of programs designed to clear pathways into the middle class.
I always felt that I had anxiety of survival in terms of livelihood even when I was making plenty of money.
I worry about everything. I’m full of anxiety.
I had no trouble with strangers finding out about my anxiety. It was my friends and colleagues I was concerned about.
Anxiety and spiritual searching have been consistent themes with me, and that figures into my worldview. But I tend to make my songs sound like relationship songs.
I don’t believe that all folks who supported Donald Trump are racist. I think that there was a lot of economic anxiety, there was a lot of economic panic. A lot of deep-rooted economic insecurity. I think what Trump did, you know, very astutely, was he tapped into this vein, and he promised them a job.
I’m trying to figure out where I’m going with my life and that causes a lot of anxiety.
Sometimes my life opened its eyes in the dark. A feeling as if crowds drew through the streets in blindness and anxiety on the way towards a miracle, while I invisibly remain standing.
Every day there’s a lot of things I block out, because if I start visualising things, I tend to go completely insane. I’ve always had anxiety issues, and it can totally overwhelm me and suck me under if I’m not keeping focused. I just think and think until I have a panic attack, and then it dies down.
Reflecting back on my career, I was not a talented athlete at all. I had no competitiveness naturally, and was full of anxiety and panic all the time – something that’s certainly not needed for shooting.
I have anxiety.
I have the normal complement of anxieties, neuroses, psychoses and whatever else – but I’m absolutely nothing special.
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking.
The State of Israel was not established by anxiety but, rather, through pride.
I’ve been told so many times that I should go to the gym to get my anxiety and frustration out. But it just makes me feel pure, concentrated dread.
Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply, but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing, primal anxiety that often afflicts women.
In the new economy, we all have to be entrepreneurs with our own lives – with all the rewards and risks and, yes, anxieties that entails.
My fears and anxieties throughout my whole life have been slowly squeezing my voice.
It was as though all my hostilities, anxieties, and conflicts were in one ball that was flying away into space, farther from me all the time, leaving me content with myself.
Mahesh doesn’t show his own anxieties when his films are up for release, but I become a nervous wreck.
I always say I am a realist, and my mom says, ‘No, you just have anxiety.’
It does not mean you’re broken to have depression and anxiety. I would encourage you to speak out. Don’t hold it inside. Talk to friends. Talk to parents. If it’s available, go to a therapist.
I’ve found that a combination of therapy and medication, along with lifestyle choices like eating better and exercising regularly, helps me cope well with my anxiety.
It’s still the same job, the same anxieties, but it did feel a lot different, that kind of budget, that schedule, and frankly, the slowness of it all, and also having a lot of other units working.
Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.
Moving to New York City and doing what I do, social anxiety is a really ridiculous kind of curse to have. But I met people along the way who deal with it – performers as well – and they are learning to deal with it daily and deal with it in different ways.
Even as economic and political freedoms have advanced enormously and generated huge benefits for humanity, they’ve also created a great deal of anxiety because every time you have to make a choice, there’s anxiety about making the wrong one.
I do not have the angst and the anxiety of my youth. I’ve gotten to a place where I’m very comfortable with who I am.
I’ve suffered from anxiety and a lot of other things.
It is obviously no secret that I earn a lot of money. But it is also no secret that I give most of it away. I don’t live a luxurious life. I drive a small second-hand Fiat. I don’t have to worry about money, which is itself a privilege. But I never had any anxiety that I would lose my identity.
We need to start identifying the triggers that aggravate mental health issues in our society – bullying, social media negativity and anxiety, gender based violence, substance abuse, stigma around issues such as maternal issues, etc., and we need to speak up about these more and get to the source of the problems.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
I have anxiety about coming into the arenas all the time.
Pleasure can also be a mirror of the anxiety we feel in everyday life, it can have a message inside.
Even at age 10, I already knew that I was different from most people. My anxiety disorder was still years from being diagnosed, but it affected me quite deeply. I was too afraid to speak out in class, too nervous to make real friends.
People who are prone to anxiety are nearly always people-pleasers who fear conflict and negative feelings like anger. When you feel upset, you sweep your problems under the rug because you don’t want to upset anyone. You do this so quickly and automatically that you’re not even aware you’re doing it.
I invite all those who share my anxiety about, and hopes for, the future, and who burn with the desire for a political rebirth, to enlist with us. And addressing myself especially to the young, I invite them to become the vanguard in this sortie of national reconstruction. For a proud and happy Greece!
Powerful new drug-free treatments have been developed for depression and for every conceivable type of anxiety, such as chronic worrying, shyness, public speaking anxiety, test anxiety, phobias, and panic attacks. The goal of the treatment is not just partial improvement but full recovery.
Do not suffer pain and torment without reason. Somebody All-Powerful and All-Compassionate owns everything. Rely on His Power and do not accuse His Compassion. Renounce grief and anxiety ad accept relief. Be rid of your troubles and find serenity.
‘The New Black Yoga’ originally was born from a film that I had made prior called ‘Black Yoga.’ And I was living in Berlin at the time, dealing with a lot of anxiety and stress around the project that I was working on, which is not an abnormal thing for me.
I continued to suffer from anxiety and obsessive thoughts, although the thoughts stopped centering on hell. I moved into an ashram called the Himalayan Institute after college and studied meditation, which made an enormous difference.
I think it’s true that the 1 Percent or the elite are living in a world of, maybe, excessive privilege, and they don’t fully realize how much pain and suffering, how much anxiety exists out there.
OCD is an anxiety disorder, one that brings conscious intrusive thoughts and compulsions – ‘Touch the bannister. Pick up that rock. You’d better do it, or something terrible will happen.’
I didn’t realise how devastating my behavior could be – looking back, I’m very embarrassed. I just buckled under the anxiety.
A lot of people, for example, live an anxious life. They don’t realize they have a super-high level of anxiety. So we’re gonna work on really writing down how anxious you feel at the moment you wake up. There’s nothing wrong with it; the point is you learn to evaluate yourself and regulate yourself.
I think a lot of my anxieties and fears are things that are very abstract.
I am not defined by somebody’s comments or an article or somebody’s angst about me or their anxiety about me or what is being said about me on social media.
A lot of the characters I’ve played before are heroic or invincible in some ways and not tuned into fear and anxiety and pain.
The creative process is often wrapped up in bottomless anxiety, and when the world applauds the product of that process, it soothes the anxiety. Briefly. Then the anxiety returns and even intensifies.
Economic anxiety might not have won Donald Trump the White House, but much of his strongest support came from more sclerotic rural and industrial areas.
I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering.
Hula-hooping. It makes me feel free. My stepsister introduced me to it. I used to have panic attacks all the time, and she hula-hooped to cope with her own anxiety.
But wealth is a great means of refinement; and it is a security for gentleness, since it removes disturbing anxieties.
Carly Simon abandoned the stage for seven years after collapsing from nerves before a concert in Pittsburgh in 1981. When she resumed performing, she would sometimes ask members of her band to spank her before she went onstage, to distract her from her anxiety.
I used to have panic and anxiety attacks.
Those who worship God only, can get rid of anxiety of mind; others cannot.
I did not love going out to parties or even get-togethers, really – I went to the movies, which, if you think about it, is an isolating experience anyway – and this was because I had anxiety about interacting with people.
When I get anxiety and depression and things like that, I take to eating.
We need the middle class to feel more confident about its prospects and about its future. We need to cut down on this anxiety that sees some people succeeding and the majority struggling – having to make choices between paying for their kids’ education or saving for their own retirement.
Obviously I have a capacity for feeling extreme anxiety, and there are people out there who don’t. I’m to some extent rather jealous of them.
Anxiety has afflicted me all my life.
If you have a smartphone – and you have a smartphone – then you have a comic book store in your pocket. So you don’t have to get over any social anxiety you have about entering that space.
Much of everyday life is filled with opportunities to be distracted. Our possessions… entertainment… cares and anxieties… and even the passionate desire and pursuit of things, some good and not so good, can keep our minds and hearts caught up in a flurry of activity.
I am on medication – I’ve talked about that before – just to help my anxiety, so I’m not depressed all the time.
I definitely have an alter ego that can come out and get me out of situations where I’m having social anxiety. I can take a deep breath and create a bubble so I can perform in some way.
We all have great aspirations for ourselves, but if you expect yourself to change the world tomorrow, then you’re going to just drown yourself in anxiety and constant feelings of inadequacy.
My grandmother came with me when I moved out to New York. She stayed with me for a week. I was, you know, living in the dorm. The first year, I had a lot of anxiety, and, I remember, my teachers kept saying I had so much jaw tension.
I’ve said before, I’ve always had difficulty with anxiety and depression. I’ve been on medication for it since I was about 18 years old, varying degrees of medication. I’ve had big ups and downs with it and very bad periods.
Donald Trump’s candidacy has been a source of anxiety for many reasons, but one stands out: the ability of the president to launch nuclear weapons. When it comes to starting a nuclear war, the president has more freedom than he or she does in, say, ordering the use of torture.
When we’re anxious we tend to shrink into a defeatist position, curving our shoulders or backs. Learning to stand straight, take a breath and speak slowly helps to project a sense of confidence, relieving some of that anxiety.
I always keep my phone on vibrate. Ringtones give me anxiety.
I used to get comments off people saying, ‘I think it’s a disgrace, you need to be relaxing, you’re pregnant, you need to take the next 10 months off!’ But that doesn’t suit me or my lifestyle or the way I feel about myself. I train a lot for anxiety, it makes me feel good and I like it.
People like comfort; that’s natural. But as for making money simply for the sake of making it, and giving yourself far more trouble and anxiety to gain it than you can ever get pleasure from it when it’s gained, why, as for me, I’d rather sit still and cross my arms.
Philosophy: Impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas.
I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.
I battle with things like depression in my life, I battle with things like anxiety, I battle with things like attention deficit disorder, and I ignored them all.
Amplifying body-image issues, profiting from anxiety, and employing virtual slaves in sweatshops are bad enough, but the fashion industry is also actively hastening the destruction of the very Earth we walk on. It insists on launching fresh collections each season, declaring yesterday’s range obsolete on a whim.
I love arranging the words and having them fall on the ear the right way, and you know you’re not quite there, and you’re redoing it and redoing it, and there’s a wonderful thrill to it. But it is hard. It’s a job of tremendous anxiety for me.
I’m sure I would still have anxiety even if I got a bunch of surgery, and was the most conventionally attractive, cis-passing woman in the world; I think those are traumas that never go away.
For me, it’s always a failure of the imagination. I have that anxiety that time is passing, that everything is ultimately fleeting and impermanent. I better take advantage of every single moment.
A lot of what I do as a showrunner is anxiety control. People get nervous when they don’t know what’s going on, so a big part of my job is making sure everyone has all of the information all of the time.
I worked myself into a frenzy. By 1996, I had a nervous breakdown just from working. I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, just getting anxiety attacks and all of that stuff because I was doing too much, too young, all the time.
I hope to capture the public’s imagination, but I can’t live in the anxiety of that.
I would say I locked into my persona pretty early; I wouldn’t say it’s how I am naturally, but it’s how I am naturally when I’m on a stage in front of people. That anxiety makes me be the character that I am.
In a country that lacks federal paid parental leave, many new mothers are back to work within weeks of giving birth, which can result in health consequences like maternal stress and anxiety.
Looking up to girls for inspo is a beautiful thing, but comparing yourself is what creates the anxiety and self-hatred. It’s really important that young girls know the difference.
Generally I can sleep any time, anywhere, any place, unless I’m anxious about work. I can get performance anxiety, so when I’m on tour it can be hard to sleep.
Things you learn through the arts are used every day in life. It’s a great way to express yourself and get out anxieties throughout the day.
Anxiety is a trap; it’s not a trend to be followed. It’s not supposed to be cool, it’s meant to be fixed.
I was about to meet Beyonce, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, ‘You’re amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I’m listening to God.’
If I’m on my way to play a round of golf there is an anxiety in me, a feeling of ‘I can’t lose today.’
I live in the present because the past is regret, and the future is anxiety.
I have a fear of tubes and tunnels. Going through any tunnel causes me great anxiety.
Although the events we appear to perceive in dreams are illusory, our feelings in response to dream content are real. Indeed, most of the events we experience in dreams are real; when we experience feelings, say, anxiety or ecstasy, in dreams, we really do feel anxious or ecstatic at the time.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.
If you can’t relax during your interview, then nothing you do to prepare will matter. Being yourself is essential to the selection process, and interviewers will feel it if you’re too nervous. Showing fear or anxiety appears weak compared to a relaxed smile and genuine confidence.
This is how I feel about horror films: there’s enough scary things that happen in day-to-day life. Sometimes just going and getting the mail is scary, when you open your bills. And so, sometimes I feel like scary movies are just tapping into those anxieties and magnifying them.
I write because writing is something that I have to do. And it doesn’t matter whether people like it or not. When I write, I feel the pressure and anxiety that come with taking an empty piece of paper and trying to fill it with something from your own consciousness.
We thought: ‘Let’s write songs about our relationships, the world, our anxieties – let’s make the most of this.’
I feel incredibly lucky to have grown up with creative parents and around creative people, many of whom live with anxiety. My mum would sometimes say that it was a beautiful thing, and that it would come in handy when making music – and it’s made me a more empathetic person.
I basically never feel like writing. I am a happy-go-lucky, relaxed, fun-seeking kind of person. And working disturbs that, because it puts me in a state of anxiety.
Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.
There’s some anxiety the 30 minutes before the show starts. But once you step on stage and face the people, everything goes away, and you have fun and enjoy the audience.
I’ve seen, and experienced, the anxiety of not being able to find work for months on end.
Donald Trump understands the anxiety and aspirations of the American people like no leader since Reagan.
It was just crazy anxiety, crazy, crazy, just how am I going to walk out on this court?
We do not know what love is. We know the symptoms of it, the pleasure, the pain, the fear, the anxiety and so on. We try to solve the symptoms, which becomes a wandering in darkness. We spend our days and nights in this, and it is soon over in death.
I wake up every morning with the worst anxiety. I don’t know why. I have, like, a problem.
I always had a weird thing with being the last person somewhere… like a movie theater or a classroom. I get a weird sense of anxiety.
At times I have long conversations with God. Sometimes I ask questions. I admit that there are also times when I let out my frustrations, fears, and anxieties in less than honorable ways. No matter what I pray about or how I pray about it, the result I always get is comfort.
We are anxious because we do not know what roles to pursue, what principles for action to believe in. Our individual anxiety, somewhat like that of the nation, is a basic confusion and bewilderment about where we are going.
I didn’t learn about depression or anxiety at school. So when I had to go to my parents to say ‘I need help, I need to go to therapy,’ I felt like this weird, messed up kid. And I wasn’t, but I felt that way.
Kindness is the cause of all anxiety.
That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be an actor, to be like them. And there they were at my table, all talking about how nervous they were, about the lines, and so forth. No matter how big you get, you still have the same kinds of anxieties and so forth.
I’m happy that I wrote ‘How Should a Person Be?’ and I wouldn’t have written that exact book if we had just done the play. So much of the book is about the anxiety of failure – the failure of the play and the failure of the divorce and the failure of not feeling like a good person.
There’s a period just before you start a movie when you start thinking, I don’t know what in the world I’m going to do. It’s free-floating anxiety. In my case, though, this is over by lunch the first day of shooting.
My music started as a way to break through weaknesses – like anxiety, which was completely taking over my whole life, where I could barely function.
There were times in my early 20s where I dealt with some anxiety and depression issues. At that time, it just feels like you’re under the water, and you can’t get out.
I used to get the most anxiety before shows because I really was never prepared.
Clinically, angina pectoris was known to be precipitated by anxiety and emotion just as well as by exercise.
I never thought I’d be somebody dealing with anxiety or depression.
I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life.
There is always anxiety before a competition and it was no different for me today. It was only in the third round, with about 40 targets left, that I realised I could match the world record score.
Performers put their heart and soul into their art, and can be subject to highly personal attacks and criticism. The tone and language of reviews, or commentary on social media, can be bruising and severe. Everyone is a critic. All of this adds to the stress and anxiety suffered by people in the performing arts.
On the night before we were married, all of the anxiety in the world came down upon me.
The feeling of insecurity is inimical to our sense of wellbeing, as it causes anxiety and stress, which harms our physical and mental health. It is no surprise then that, according to some surveys, workers across the world value job security more highly than wages.
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
I grew up in Southern California, and I particularly did not fit in. I always felt like a fish out of water in my hometown because everyone was very happy, and I was thinking about death and anxiety, and not many other people around me seemed to be thinking about that.
I don’t need the new fan; I need the fan that has anxiety – parents are getting divorced, social problems, gender problems – I need them to come to the ultimate show, and they’re going to get that at Knotfest.
The root of the problem I have is anxiety, and it’s all derived from something – I’m just going to say it, some kind of sadness. It manifests in so many different ways and it affects people differently.
During the periods in my marriage when I chose to stay home with my kids rather than work as an attorney, it caused me no end of anxiety. Despite the fact that I knew I was contributing to our family by caring for our children, I still felt that my worth was less because I wasn’t earning.
What I wasn’t prepared for were the feelings of anxiety that it stirred in me. I wasn’t prepared for the initial feeling of I don’t want to have to do that again. I was scared.
When girls feel bad about their looks, 60 percent avoid normal daily activities like raising their hand in class or even going to the doctor. That means that girls do not show up for life when they don’t feel good enough or pretty enough. A role model can help girls see beauty as a source of confidence, not anxiety.
I suffer anxiety and a lot of insecurities, depression and stuff.
New diseases like SARS and bird flu cause anxiety in the community. People get worried, some to the extent that it even affects their health. You feel very sad, and yet you must carry on and maintain your cool in very trying and difficult moments. You have to tough it out.
Theatre should be a taxing experience: the greatest achievement of a writer is to produce a character who creates anxiety.
When I was growing up, I didn’t know of anybody who was trans. There was always, like, this shame, anxiety thing around all of that, even if I wasn’t actively expressing it.
People are afraid, and when people are afraid, when their pie is shrinking, they look for somebody to hate. They look for somebody to blame. And a real leader speaks to anxiety and to fear and allays those fears, assuages anxiety.
It is not the least anxiety that we have so little powder and lead on hand.
If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people.
In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.
The Islamic State is a threat to both the moderate Islam headed by Mr. Saad al-Hariri and, of course, for Hezbollah. There is a convergence, an anxiety of a common enemy… which is good.
Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level. Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status: for not showing them respect, for humiliating them.
Many nights, I would begin the evening fueled by caffeine and nicotine, which I needed to propel me out of torpor and hopelessness – only to overshoot into quaking, quivering anxiety.
My anxiety level of my own work and what I’m doing and focusing on my art and all of that stuff? That’s fundamental.
Each time you take a good picture, you have the wonderful feeling of exhilaration… and almost instantly, the flip side. You have this terrible, terrible anxiety that you’ve just taken your last good picture.
I don’t know any woman who doesn’t have an anxiety attack about wearing a bathing suit.
Sometimes I panic to the point where I don’t know what I’m thinking or doing. I have a full anxiety attack. I have them all the time anyway, but with auditioning, it’s bad.
When I go into a theater, I’m very excited to turn off my phone. But then, of course, I get anxiety.
Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? ‘I’ll take care of it in a moment.’ Of course you don’t! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety.
Working with food was fraught with anxiety when I was a girl. Like all farmers, we were at the mercy of the weather, and we lived in fear of crop failure.
I went through a lot of changes and a period of depression. I’d reached an age when I had to grow up and start taking life a bit more seriously, which had a huge impact on me. I suffered terrible anxiety, and sometimes, in the middle of a game, my legs would start shaking uncontrollably. It was pretty scary.
Blank paper always symbolizes the anxiety of the painter.
With anxiety and depression, what’s been most helpful to me has been learning a toolbox – a set of skills I can use when I’m in periods of low mood or feel an anxiety attack coming on. When Years & Years took off it felt like I needed that toolbox really quickly.
I think that being a parent has expanded my writing, expanded my understanding of my characters, and has added a depth and richness to my work. Having kids deepened my idea of parenting and all the anxieties that come along with it.
Aware that his disappointment has its source in a defective education, he looks with anxiety on his other daughters, whose minds, like lovely buds, are beginning to open. Where shall he find a genial soil in which he may place them to expand?
I remember that in the past I was overwhelmed with the mystery of anxiety, or the mystery of depression, but now when you feel that feeling coming on you no longer go into fight-or-flight mode. You go: ‘Oh, I know what this is’ and you ride it out.
The thing I’m scared of most is not fulfilling my work. There’s so much anxiety around trying to get a movie made that you don’t really get to be afraid of anything else.
I actually did go through severe depression and anxiety attacks where I couldn’t sleep for weeks. It was definitely several months of being not myself.
I didn’t want to overthink things because you can start overdoing it and get anxiety.
All the textbooks talk about avoidance as a classic hallmark of anxiety disorder. So you need a therapist who is sympathetic and understanding but will also push you to do precisely the things that scare you.
I have a photograph of myself when I was 2 years of age, and I don’t recognize the person in the photograph. She doesn’t look anything like me, and I can’t find any trace of her in me physically. And yet I remember her very, very well – even her anxiety.
No one wants to be a source of anxiety to everybody they know.
It is the truth of grace and not of the law that brings you true freedom. The truth of the law only binds you. In fact, religious bondage is one of the most crippling bondages with which a person can be encumbered. Religious bondage keeps one in constant fear, guilt, and anxiety.
It’s hard to explain anxiety to those who don’t experience it.
Now that I have conquered social anxiety disorder, I find pleasure in fans approaching me.
Stress is something that is sort of out of your control. You get stressed out over looking at the finish line. Stress is something that is an outside thing. Stress is an anxiety.
Once you know the emotional building blocks of anxiety, you can influence them.
I think people have always had ambiguous relationships toward the police because of the position in society they occupy. But that anxiety and that animosity isn’t as strong in other places as it is in the U.S., partially because the police are armed here.
I had been introduced to rapping in a way where women and people did it, it was structured. It had this very very political structure to it and if you didn’t follow the structure, you weren’t considered validated or real and that just gave me anxiety.
The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject.
People have said to me, ‘What have you got to be unhappy about?’ It’s naive and it’s hurtful. That person may not appear to have anything to be unhappy about, but anxiety and depression are illnesses.
People like to talk a lot about me, about how I have anxiety or social disorders. I’ll admit to anxiety, but it has nothing to do with media or being in front of a camera or being around people. It has to do with dealing with the sparring that I’m going to have or the workouts that I’m going to have from day to day.
Now that I think about it, my 40th birthday was the most anxiety I’ve ever had, and my wedding was also the second time I’ve had that much anxiety. So I’m starting to realize that I can’t be throwing these big bash parties because I need to own that I get anxiety with a lot of people diverting their attention to me.
I’m acutely aware of my anxiety.
I have had a struggle with anxiety, always, and as a proud Jew, that’s not a surprising thing.
This is an anxiety driven world – the whole world is driven by anxiety. It is anxiety about the aftermath of the global financial crisis; it’s anxiety about inequality and about computers replacing jobs.
And to me, it was interesting, some of the people I had interviewed who knew the insides to this program said that they also, to create anxiety and upset in the soldiers, they take Bibles and they trash them.
The anxiety I feel when I’m late is nothing like the anxiety I feel when I’m on time.
I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources is an anxiety.
When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.
I try to stay away from too many reality shows. I catch the ‘Housewives,’ but they tend to give me a little anxiety.
I grew up very self-loathing. I was a phobic. I had anxiety. I had panic attacks.
In many cases your imagination is much more effective than what can be shown. It primes you to know something is about to happen – the anticipation and anxiety is worse than what ends up happening.
There is always one person on the set who has a lot of anxiety, an actor who is really intense and has to stay in character and holds himself away from the rest of us.
I often thought I was in the wrong business. I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine. I do not know why. I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period of stress induced anxiety – panic attacks – and I was not sure of what I wanted to do.
Standing on the apex of our planet is humbling. I’m starved of oxygen, depleted of reserves, unable to eat, and bound by anxiety. This is a dangerous place. Yet the symbolism of standing on top of the world gives me a chance to experience time on a cosmic scale.
In my other books, things do happen, but they are kind of bookends to the real action, which for me was an exploration of consciousness. Not that I don’t get into the consciousness of the people in ‘The Surrendered,’ but you could say there’s not as much anxiety about it.
Exercise is a great way to get rid of stress and anxiety. It clears the head and gets rid of all that stuff that is annoying you and really isn’t all that important. It filters out any grouchie-ness – it’s a great mental filter.
We know that chronic loneliness has consequences. It certainly depresses our mood. And in terms of our health, people who struggle with loneliness also have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression, and anxiety. Loneliness is also associated with a shorter lifespan.
Those inevitable dreams where you can’t get your column in, you know, and at first they were the Xerox telecopy, and then they were the fax machine, and then they were, you know, email. The anxiety remains the same, but the technology has changed.
I think that whenever a nation feels itself to be at is zenith, it starts to feel a creeping sense of anxiety.
At the base of it, my gut instinct tells me that there’s a kind of fundamental misogyny in the culture. There just is. You know, there’s just a weird anxiety around women.
I was called up for Spain against France, my international debut, and it was said that I had gastroenteritis when I had an anxiety attack. But no one wants to talk about that. Football’s not interested.
I remember going on stage for the very first time as a solo act, I was probably, like, nine or 10 years old. And being backstage, I started having anxiety… I was literally getting sick.
When I was young, I was just about hard work. But as I got older, I did experience anxiety, doubt, judgment, and it’s so easy to lose yourself for a second.
While the line between stress, deep anxiety, and depression often blurs, most entrepreneurs struggle with broad mental health issues at various points in their lives.
Genuine expressions of emotion rarely persist longer than five seconds and almost never longer than 10. A fixed smile is likely to conceal anger, anxiety, or some other negative emotion.
You can’t see fear or lust; you can’t photograph someone’s anxieties, how disappointment feels. Photographs are approximations.
As you know, I have been very open about my struggle with social anxiety.
White America is tortured by black America’s failure to thrive, and all that guilt and anxiety has only gotten worse as a substantial quota of white America loses its own footing in the middle class and plunges into the rough country of joblessness, hopelessness, and government dependency.
Knowing what you want is not a shortcoming. Let people deal with their own anxieties.
When we go through being rejected and abandoned like I did as a kid, you have a lot of fear and anxiety issues that you didn’t even know that’s what it was defined as. You live your life a lot of times living with the ghost of fear.
People intuitively realize that there is strength in numbers and take comfort in the company of others, especially in times of anxiety or need.
It is important to ask ourselves, as citizens, whether a world power can provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety.
I have had many anxieties for our commonwealth, principally occasioned by the depreciation of our money.
When I have anxiety attacks, I always think I’m having a heart attack.
I’ve photographed a lot of my good girlfriends, and it’s given me a lot of anxiety because I don’t want to let them down.
Anxiety has been a big problem for me, but I think my biggest struggle has been depression.
Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
The emergence of the Atomic Age brought the previously inchoate and ‘free-floating’ anxiety of many people into sharp focus.
When I was in drama school, I really got into a dark place. I went to a therapist – it was really helpful to have that dialogue with someone. So I understand anxiety.
Where is instruction in relationships, in the management of career, in the raising of children, in the pursuit of friendship, in the wise approach to anxiety and death? All this sort of stuff I craved to learn about when I was a student and down to this day.
In 1980, I published my first novel, in the usual swirl of unjustified hope and justified anxiety.
When I was competing at Oklahoma in college, I remember always getting a lot of anxiety before wrestling matches. Almost to the point where, ‘Oh my gosh, man, this is a lot.’
You don’t feel like you have to interact with a whole bunch of people when you get on Flipboard. It’s not a source of social anxiety.
I think it is only natural that people have anxiety about the economy because the economy is real. It is their job, their ability to service their mortgage and look after their family. And in the final analysis, nothing is more important than your capacity as a breadwinner or an earner to provide for those that rely on you.
Usually, I work every day, seven days a week. When I go three days without writing, my body aches with anxiety; my mood is irritable. My night dreams grow wild with unconscious invention.
I had severe PTSD and anxiety, but it was the ’80s, and I didn’t have a name for it. I don’t think my mother even thought, like, ‘Maybe I should take her to therapy.’ I thought I could handle it because I’m tough.
There were no vampires of note in Western literature until about the 18th century. But they tell us where we park our anxieties, whether its over-powerful women, death or damnation. We make our own monsters.
I was in musical comedy. And I did very well, but the memorization killed me. I’m not good at memorizing, and it gave me a lot of anxiety. I hated the makeup. I hated all that pancake makeup. I didn’t really like dressing for parts.
Practically everybody knows what it’s like to feel anxious, worried, nervous, afraid, uptight, or panicky. Often, anxiety is just a nuisance, but sometimes it can cripple you and prevent you from doing what you really want with your life. But I have some great news for you: You can change the way you feel.
None of us, remember, knew that 9/11 was gonna happen. We didn’t live in a state of anxiety and fear about Osama Bin Laden. The CIA might have, and they failed to prevent it. But the general public didn’t have any knowledge. Now we have knowledge of it, and it’s a very clear and present danger in our lives.
I would never watch ‘Lost’ on TV; I’d just wait until I could get at least five or six episodes in a row. Saved myself a lot of anxiety that way.
Having a constant productive anxiety doesn’t mean that people are miserable and wailing but that people know they will be held accountable if things do not go right.
I think one thing that does cause unhappiness is protracted anxiety and worry.
Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
I always feel like the hammer’s going down right around the corner, and I think that level of constant anxiety is what keeps us from getting too lazy.
After having done this whole slew of press for ‘Big Love’, now I’ll have anxiety dreams for like a week and a half about all the stupid things I said. I can’t even imagine being in front of the cameras all the time. I had a weird dream the other night that I was on ‘Jersey Shore.’
I had some social anxiety when I was younger because I wasn’t surrounded by many people in my life.
Surveillant anxiety is always a conjoined twin: The anxiety of those surveilled is deeply connected to the anxiety of the surveillers. But the anxiety of the surveillers is generally hard to see; it’s hidden in classified documents and delivered in highly coded languages in front of Senate committees.
My concept is drag queens are not a reflection of society, they are a fun house reflection of society where we bend, and twist and manipulate the anxieties we all feel.
Anxiety is my kryptonite.
I’ve had social anxiety forever – I don’t thrive in social or party settings.
We are always doing something to cover up our basic existential anxiety. Some people live that way until the day they die.
There’s always an anxiety about playing literary characters because one of the great joys of reading books is that you can create your own vision of things.
I don’t know what anxiety is like anymore.
Building up expectations, creating unrealistic time frames, feeling like our end goal is the end all, be all can all lead to frustration or anxiety. We end up feeling as though we have to power through what we want rather than enjoy the process and just let the result come as it may.
Any anxieties publishers have about putting a child on the front cover of a book who isn’t white is very old fashioned.
A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.
It’s anxiety that led to a depression that I’ve been dealing with since I was 16, 17. That was the first time I was ever prescribed medication for either of those disorders I guess you would call it.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Like so many new moms, I felt anxiety over the impending birth of my daughter. However, most of the anxiety I felt was around the idea of raising a child. I wasn’t focused on potential risks to my health or hers that could occur during the actual birth.
Writers displace their anxiety on to the tools of the trade. It’s better to say that you haven’t got the right pencil than to say you can’t write, or to blame your computer for losing your chapter than face up to your feeling that it’s better lost.
Any kind of creative activity is likely to be stressful. The more anxiety, the more you feel that you are headed in the right direction. Easiness, relaxation, comfort – these are not conditions that usually accompany serious work.
A person who suffers from severe locomotor anxiety finds himself in an almost permanent state of mental tension. He wakes in the morning with the anxious expectation of having to go out somewhere in the course of the day.
I have this rubber band that I have all the time on my wrist, and sometimes when I get nervous or anxious, I’ll do this twiddle thing with my finger and I’ll snap the rubber band. A lot of people use rubber bands to cope with things like anxiety and depression and addiction.
I think I had my first anxiety attack at the age of 10. Then it sort of varied between being so bad that I barely dared to go out to periods where it almost vanished. It’s sort of like an ebb and flow thing.
I remember being onstage once when I didn’t have fear: I got so scared I didn’t have fear that it brought on an anxiety attack.
I’m generally known as a happy person, but years ago, I suffered from panic and anxiety. I’ve learned to manage the fear and pain.
Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
If I don’t really have an outlet for my adrenaline it will then manifest in anxiety, and cortisol levels will rise and then you’re in a spiral.
I know that when I finish a drawing, my anxiety level decreases. The realistic drawings are a way of pinning down an idea. I don’t want to loose it. With the abstract drawings, when I’m feeling loose, I can slip into the unconscious.
After being diagnosed with cancer, one is in a lot of fear and anxiety about the anticipated pain and the painful treatment.
When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.
My anxiety stems from my lack of control no matter what.
When I left home, I was going to ride around a little while and then go to my mom’s. As I rode and rode and rode, I felt even more anxiety coming upon me about not wanting to live.
Therapy is not to ‘talk about’ things, but to change the person’s life, and to relieve suffering, such as depression, anxiety, or relationship problems.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
The feeling I had several times in youth, when lying in a field staring up at the night sky, that I might fall into the infinite void – for people like me, this idea mostly provokes anxiety.
Food is a party; it’s exciting. It should be a source of entertainment and nourishment. And just do everything you can to not let food become anything but fun. Let it be a source of pleasure, not anxiety or neuroses or stress.
You have to dig deep to make great music, and it gets harder and harder. It’s a difficult, painful process to reach deep in there and pull out the real gems. And you have to have that little bit of anxiety of, ‘Can I really do this? Am I good enough?’ You need that in the recipe to really get down in there.
There is an element in which anxiety co-represents with aspects of my personality I wouldn’t want to give up. It allows you to have foresight. I may not be as empathetic. It’s hard to figure out the difference between pathology and personality.
Since I began my practice of Forgiveness Therapy, it’s now instinctual for me to choose to eat like I love myself – instead of eating like I wanted to punish myself. Plus I’ve not only lost weight, I’ve lost the anger and anxiety I was feeling, and so I feel happier and calmer within.
Generally speaking, the anxiety will pass, which is easy for me to say when I’m not in the middle of an anxiety attack. When you’re in the throes of one, it’s hard to feel anything other than utter misery and terror.
I was way more comfortable in front of strangers than I was in front of relatives. So when they would laugh at my dysfunctions or my anxiety, I felt less alone, and I still do it for the same reason.
Happiness is best defined by its antonym, which is less ‘unhappiness’ than ‘anxiety.’ Anyone who is not oppressed by intolerable worry or grievous pain is almost certainly happy, whether rich or poor, well or ill, successful or frustrated.
You’re able to do more when you’re not clouded with wasted anxiety.
I suffer from anxiety attacks a lot.