My best go-to coping skill is using positive mantras.
The words that take up space in our heads have a direct effect on us for good...or bad.
If we can keep our thoughts positive/reassuring...then the anxiety loses its power over us! (conversely, negative/fearful thinking feeds anxiety)
Even if you don't fully believe that this will work...keep at it. Research has shown that we don't need to fully buy into what we are repeating...
....but rather that it is the optimistic messages themselves that have a beneficial effect on our neurotransmitters.😀
Here is a link esplaining more:
Positive Mantra/Affirmations for Anxiety Managementanxietynetwork.com/content/coping-statements-anxiety
Peace and progress!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT