Cheesy, inspiring, lame call them what you want, I personally think a good quote in certain situations can be really helpful and they seem to be a popular thing to share on social media these days! Sometimes it’s so hard to put into words what you are thinking and going through, or find some words to inspire yourself and make you view a situation more positively. A good quotes can do that for you. During my time suffering with OCD, depression and anxiety, I found I related to quotes even more and when I found one that ‘spoke to me’ It was almost comforting and for that moment it could almost explain how I felt, or give me some sort of hope. So I decided to put together some of the quotes I think are especially inspiring and helpful for people suffering with anxiety, OCD or depression. I’m sure a lot of these quotes can be interrupted for many situations so take them however they personally relate to you. I hope you like them as much as I do.
“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” -Dan Millman
“Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go” – Mooji
“That feeling you have, that everything is going to get worse, that is just a symptom.” – Matt Haig
“Things aren’t going to get worse. You want to kill yourself. That is as low as it gets. There is only upwards from here.” – Matt Haig
“Nothing lasts forever. This pain won’t last. The pain tells you it will last. Pain lies. Ignore it’.” – Matt Haig
“On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that’s pretty good.” — Unknown
“Torture: knowing something makes no sense, but doing it anyways.” – Author Corey Ann Haydu in OCD Love Story
“It all begins and ends in your mind, what you give power to, has power over you. if you allow it.”
“Well I looked my demons in the eyes laid bare my chest, said ‘do your best, destroy me, you see, ive been to hell and back so many times, i must admit your kind of bore me.”
“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is.”
Compulsions are a lousy solution to the problem of having obsessions.
“If you want to get over OCD you need to be as strong as the disorder.”
“The more you think the deeper you sink.” – Sharon Davies
“Over thinking – the art of creating problems that weren’t there.”
“Rock bottom will teach you lessons mountain tops never will”
“F.E.A.R has two meanings – forget everything and run or forget everything and rise. The choice is yours”
“Don’t believe everything you think.”
“If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck, all of us with OCD will find a way to doubt that it’s a duck.”
“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”
– Deepak Chopra
“destroy your thoughts, not your body”
“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”
– Winston Churchill
I have tons of quotes scattered through my blog posts, especially in the Feel Good Friday section, if your daily dose of quotes hasn’t just been fulfilled.
Let me know in the comments what your favourite quotes are!