5. Distraction

Distracting yourself from your anxiety can also be useful.

When you feel it building up, refocus your thoughts.

I like to read something out in my head;

you can also try counting in a foreign language, counting backwards or reciting a poem.

Some people like to place an elastic band around their wrist and snap it when they feel their anxiety coming on;

the physical sensation 'snaps' you out of the anxiety mode.

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