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Looking at the clutter in an area, do you see just the clutter, or do you know the fear of what ifs that happen if the clutter is gone? What if I need it again? What if I can't afford to buy a replacement if I need it? Many what-ifs can come up. Fear and anxiety can stop us from doing and getting organized. Today, I am sharing Quotes about Overcoming Fear and Anxiety and ways to combat both fear and anxiety. Let's get started!
Many fears can stop us from taking action. Below are some common concerns people may experience.
Fear of failure (Atychiphobia) is the intense fear of failing at something. It may cause you to put off tasks and avoid potentially unsuccessful activities. Avoidance is very popular among these people.
Fear of rejection (Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)) - This disorder can affect people with ADHD. These people may feel embarrassed and get very angry when someone has hurt or rejected them. They may set high standards for themselves.
Fear of success (Success anxiety or success phobia, or achievemephobia) - People fear succeeding so much that they self-sabotage themselves. It is similar to the fear of failure but more about how other people will react to your success.
Fear of Imperfection (Atelophobia)- These people have difficulty accomplishing tasks and achieving goals due to their desire for perfection.
But let's not let them stop us from doing what we need or want. After all, doing is why we are here on this planet. Here are inspiring quotes to help stop the fear and start doing. I also added my wisdom as well.
Quotes about Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
The first section is quotes about fear. Do you feel fearful? Where does it come from? Are you allowing it to control you? Read these quotes and see if they resonate with you. I included my own two cents comments after each image quote .
"I was set free because my greatest fear had been realised, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." ~ J.K. Rowling
My Two Cents: Even if we hit rock bottom, we will still be able to get back up, dust ourselves off, and move forward.
"Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. ~ Unknown
My Two Cents: Being realistic about your fears is the best way to conquer them.
"Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once." ~ William Shakespeare
"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out." ~ Benjamin Franklin
"I failed my way to success." ~ Thomas Edison
"Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street." ~ Zig Ziglar
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." ~ Dale Carnegie
My Two Cents: When you allow fear to control you, you stop all the greatness you can share.
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." ~ Rosa Parks
My Two Cents: Your passion is stronger than your concerns.
"The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly." ~ Corra May White Harris
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear." ~ Nelson Mandela
My Two Cents: Do your best, even if you are fearful. You will do great things.
Ways to Stop Allowing Fear to Control You
Are you still allowing your fear to control you? Let's stop that right now. Here are tips on how to conquer your fear and get doing and clear the clutter. Try these steps to conquer the fear inside you.
- Say to yourself that having fear is normal. Everyone has it. It's essential to tell yourself, 'I am normal.'
- Write the fear(s) down on paper. Use as many pieces of paper as you need to get the concern out.
- Look at your fear on paper and then ask yourself, "What would happen if my fear came true?" Write that down as well.
- What feelings come up when you see your fear on paper? Write that down too.
- Then find an old metal saucepan and burn ALL the written papers in the saucepan outside the home or shred it and throw it away. Tell yourself, "Now that I understand the fear, I will not let it control me."
This technique has worked for me over the years. It allowed me to stop playing the fear-mind games.
Feel free to visit our other How to Conquer Fear in Your Life post for more tips.
Quotes about Anxiety
The next set of quotes we are going to share is about anxiety. Reading these quotes may help you feel calmer and feel like you are being seen. Feel free to pick and choose the ones that resonate with you.
“Breathe darling. This is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story .” ~ S.C. Lourie
“Mantra for Anxiety: This is not you. This is something moving through you. It can leave out of the same door it came in.” ~ James Clear
“Your mountain may be harder to climb, but oh, the view is divine.” – Jennae Cecelia
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
“Stress is self-created, I decided to stop manufacturing it. We can choose an internal calm and joy even amid the chaos.” ~ Brendon Burchard
“Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” ~ Unknown
“You are bigger than what is making you anxious.” ~ Unknown
Ways to Conquer Anxiety
This section is all about ways to conquer anxiety and start doing things in your home and life. Try these tips!
- Start doing things slowly. If you want to clear a room, start with a drawer for about 15 minutes. See how you feel then, move on to another task that may take 30 minutes.
- Get a good night's sleep. When we are rested, we can deal with obstacles better and push through and finish tasks.
- Learn the triggers that make you anxious. Learn what makes you feel anxious. Speak with a health care provider or mental healthy provider for more tips.
- Deep breathing. When you start feeling overwhelmed while doing a task, stop, take a few deep breaths, and exhale fully. Here are some breathing exercises you can do to help you.
Now it's your turn. What are your tips for stopping your fear? What is your favorite quote that helps you convert fear into your life? Please leave a comment below.
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