Steps: Acknowledged what I wanted/needed to do Acknowledged that it scared me Reminded myself again and again that absolutely no harm could possibly come from texting my brother a question, and remembered that I don't have to be controlled by anxious tho... Because either it's rooted in some traumatic experience that if they wanted to talk about, they would have already, or they don't know and are really tired of having to prove that they've earned their right to be nervous. (And I don't mean a community rul... I could describe last night as me being extremely anxious, but instead I'm going to describe it as an evening of keeping myself on the right side of the fine line between what I was experiencing and a full blown panic attack. It took deep breaths and grou... The doctor and nurse were both very affirming and validating of my entire experience. They didn't act like the fact I was telling them meant it must not be very bad yet they still encouraged me in the sense that my telling them proved I have great charact... Weirdly enough, if it's a "business" call- discussing a project with a loose agenda for the talk, it's totally chill. But video chatting friends, them asking to, them calling without warning, just thinking about it gives me ridiculous anxiety. Just apart ... End rant. (It's okay to say bitch here right?) How to work your psychological game on the daily. "Every time I think my anxiety is gone for good, it comes back worse than before. Can you help me?" From time to time I get email asking for advice on how to make anxiety go away. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations. But in some cases, it becomes excessive and can cause sufferers to dread everyday situations.