Lots of social anxiety. Especially phone calls and going into stores (???). To deal with silly, arbitrary hang ups inside myself: I research how brains work in general.
supposedly there's a rediculous amount of effort by our brain to keep us in a good standing in the society we live in. Odds of survival are higher in a pack.
So I think about if something is what I want, or if my stupid brain is just lying to my body with hormones. Cool part is that thinking about this distracts my brain from making more hormones.
My example: I get cut off in traffic. I get mad. well, that's definitely my brain. if a magic being popped up out of nowhere and said, "I can guarantee that you will make it to your destination safely, but all the other cars on the orad will also cut you off."
I would go, "holy crap yes, this is a dangerous activity. guaranteeing my safety?!?! Thanks, magic wizard witch!"
what's important to me is driving safely and getting home. My brain dumps angry juice into my body though when I "get mad". That is definitely counter- intuitive for driving... stupid brain.
So like @vicar_comic said, breathing. because I can manipulate my sympathetic nervous system by taking big, deep breaths. and then distracting my brain because what it thinks and what I think are different.
So concentrating on my big deep breaths and not on the ringtone of my phone helps with the anxiety