Here are some things you can try to ease your anxiety.
Rate Your Anxiety and Watch It Ebb and Flow
Anxiety is not an all-or-nothing condition; it exists on a continuum. When you're feeling anxious, rate your anxiety on a scale from zero to ten, with zero being completely calm and ten being a state of severe anxiety. For example, say to yourself, "Oh, I'm at a seven now. I think I'll take a few deep breaths and see what happens to my anxiety level." After taking a few minutes to focus on your breathing, reassess your level. You'll likely find that your anxiety has decreased, even if only by a point or two. Realising that your anxiety level doesn't remain constant can reassure you that you won't remain in a high-anxiety state forever. Approach this task with an attitude of curiosity. Say to yourself, "I wonder what will happen to my anxiety level if I do this…" Continue reading.
Originally posted on Lifehacker.