The thing about anxiety is that if you listen closely to what’s really going on inside it is all driven by thoughts. “I can’t do this” and “I’m not ok and not safe”. I am building some muscle around being an observer to these thoughts and then to the experience that follows. The “experience” part is the one that grips me, really sucks me in and keeps me from seeing that I can pull myself out. it’s the yucky feeling in your body when you feel heavy, dirty, uneasy and powerless. When all else fails and you cannot do anything about the thoughts and feelings, if possible I have found that focusing on the bigger picture and acknowledging the whole experience as one of anxiety and do the opposite action to what you want to do can help. For example my anxiety wants me to always be around people and kept busy but If i spend a night at home by myself (and sit with the terror and anxiety) then it eventually fades away and creates a new space, one of serenity and new thoughts and feelings. The problem is getting through the anxiety enough to do these things. But when you do, you become renewed and a sense of wholeness emerges.