There are so many ways you can manage your anxiety. Here are a few of my most used strategies:
1. Talk to someone you trust about how you are feeling. The saying 'a problem shared is a problem halved' really is true!
2. Control your breathing. Breath in to the count of 4, hold it for 4, then exhale to the count of 4. Even just concentrating on the counting can take your mind off the anxiety.
3. Distract yourself with something that keeps you busy. For me, it's cleaning the house. By the time I finish, I've either gotten over what has made me feel anxious or I've thought of a way to sort the problem out.
4. Get outside! Going for a long walk burns off excess adreneline and allows me to get back to nature.
Those are my most used methods. What are yours?