Whenever I feel anxious or on the verge of a panic attack I tend to go for my "safe space", usually in my room, or if not just somewhere I can lie down, rest, listen to my 'no stress' music, convince myself I'm ok. Lately, the fear has been that I'll be struck down with anxiety in a public place or somewhere like an airplane or bus where I won't be able to calm myself down and the thought terrifies me. Just the other day I went to a restaurant with a friend and started internally panicking, because I was sitting outside a while away from where I was staying for the day and I couldn't shake the feeling that I would not be ok - but I couldn't escape to my bed or anything to calm myself down. I feel that this 'safe space' mentality is dangerous but I don't know how to get rid of it. Long story short, anyone have any tips for calming anxiety when you're out in public or in a confined area? (particularly health anxiety, my heart will start to beat fast as I get nervous and I can't seem to breathe/focusing on my breath scares me)
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