Having suffered from bouts of Generalized Anxiety myself, anxiety can be life crippling.
The constant fear and tightness of chest and cold sweaty hands can really affect your everyday life.
Personally, whenever I get overly anxious it is usually as a result of something major in my life that is stressing me out. Sometimes I feel the way my brain copes with a major life stressor is by focusing and stressing obsessively about something else. A subconscious attempt to distract the mind from something else.
Below are the following things I do whenever I suffer from a period of anxiety.
I attempt to engage my five senses to calm me down and help curb my anxiety.
You can also do the same by doing something that you love or helps wind you down. Over time your mind will associate these habits with winding down and your attempts to self-regulate your anxiety will become more efficient.
I aim to target the five sense when I try to ride out a bout of anxiety.