Train your brain. Verywell Mind says that when you find yourself in a stressful situation, you have to train your brain into doing calm thinking. There’s no way that it’ll happen on its own. Just like giving advice to your friends when they are worrying about things, you have to tell yourself how to look at the situation in a positive way. Essentially, if excessive worrying occurs, talk back to it.
Of course, this is easier said than done. I mean, if there have been so many times that your mind has been distorted, it’s hard to see the truth. I get it. But you can’t feed into the worrying thoughts. That’ll just make it worse. For example, if you ask yourself “what if I keep getting worse?” or “What if she tells this person everything I just told her”, then you are feeding into the anxiety. Try to keep away from that and instead feed your brain with more realistic thoughts.
I get that all this stuff may be easier said than done, and no one truly understands the anxiety that you go through unless they are in your shoes. But the reality is is that you can take all the medication in the world to help your anxiety, which of course works, but trying some of these coping skills can help you in the long run.