If you are feeling anxious, scared or panicked there are many things you can do to help yourself cope. A common – and natural – response to anxiety is to avoid what triggers your fear, so taking any action might make you feel more anxious at first. It can be difficult, but facing up to how anxiety makes you feel can be the first step in breaking the cycle of fear and insecurity. Here are some simple exercises you can try that might calm you down.
"I've started a quilt... I'm not very good at sewing, so it forces my brain to focus on the task at hand, releasing my emotions into the fabric."
"I love writing... Sometimes it's better to just pretend that you are the character that you've created."