1. You have the power to change your thoughts and neurochemistry (ie. levels of serotonin, dopamine and catecholamines) - nothing is static!
When experiencing a stressful event, instead of react with panic, take a deep breath and repeat to yourself: "I am safe, I am love, this will pass and I will be okay". Positive affirmations works with time and practice.
2. Forms of meditation to get you "out of your head" such as: guided imagery, music, dance, painting, reading, yoga, walking, exercise, etc. Do what ever you enjoy which is creative and positive
3. Deep breathing. Nerves cells become hyperexcitable (ie. more prone to anxiety) when oxygen levels are low. Hence, deep breathing helps increase oxygen levels and decrease nerve firing.
Follow the rule of 5X5:
1. 5 seconds in
2. 5 seconds hold
3. 5-10 seconds out
4. Repeat 5 times
5. Do 5 times a day.