Anxiety often results from spiraling thoughts, which could be anything from a triggering past event to fear of a future event with too many unsettling ‘what ifs’.
Getting your mind back to your present moment can help ease the anxiety. Use the 5-5-5 technique – 5 things, 5 sounds and 5 movements.
Name 5 things you see around yourself. Next, listen for 5 different sounds in your background. Finally, move any 5 body parts, such as shake your head, roll your shoulders, rotate your ankles, etc. At the end of this practice, you will hopefully feel much better.