Years ago someone said to me that maybe stopping fighting anxiety and accepting it would be beneficial. ... I thought they were mad!! Accept something I hated??? Madness. Years down the line I was to learn that this wasn't such a bad idea. It didn't mean I had to accept that feeling horrendous was normal but it helped me it see it as a part of me. Seeing as I was working on self-love I was able to start applying compassion to my distress and my feelings on panic. This helped hugely with positive visualisations etc.
Although my name is anxietyfree there are times when my instinctive reaction is anxiety but unlike before I calm down quickly. New patterns of thought take time to become instinctive and becoming your own hero takes practice. Its all good😀
Helpful books - 'I ❤me 'by David Hamilton and 'Loveability' by Robert Holden