I earlier posted two personal thoughts in poems I wrote and this is new for me. I have been managing my anxiety and panic for over thirty years. I have been on several different meds, learned all the breathing exercises and distraction methods, I even keep a journal of my thoughts.
I was in a line up one day and I could feel the panic building but this was not a situation I could just rush out of. I remembered the distarction method so I started to created lyrics in my head and became so engulfed in what I was doing the panic faded quickly and I made it through my appointment.
Some times this can be the difference between I can or I can't, I'm not saying this would work for everybody but it can't hurt.
When your anxiety is kicking in your brain is over loading with fear and panic and needs positive stimulation and focus to correct the problem. this can be almost anything, sing a song,write a note, do a puzzle or any thing positive to distract the anxiety.and control the moment.