The key to managing your anxiety is understanding it. This is something we can explore in therapy, as anxiety comes in many forms and is unique to individuals. But there are things you can do to manage your anxiety at home.
Anxiety is often a sign that we don't feel safe or secure in our lives. It is important to know if this is happening now (ie you are in an abusive relationship) or if it is left over from the past and has been triggered by a recent loss or stress factor. This is very common - we are wired to protect ourselves from future harm and danger - and does not mean you are going mad.
If it is the latter, you can help reassure yourself that you are safe here in the present moment.
You can learn, or re-learn, to self-soothe at any age through repetitive practice and reading. Here are some simple things I recommend you try each day.
Wherever you go, there you are: Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life - Jon Kabbat-Zinn
Rewire your Anxious Brain – Catherine Pittman
Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig
First We Make the Beast Beautiful – Sarah Wilson