1. Acknowledge the anxiety. In order to help release the hold anxiety can have on you, you must first acknowledge that it’s there. Most of us walk around unaware that we're caught in anxiety’s web. Anxiety is great at “tricking” you into believing something is real. So all these fear-based thoughts you are having are simply that: thoughts. Thoughts aren't real. Thoughts aren't happening. Remind your self that the thoughts are “the anxiety” doing its work and it's not real.