Medical and holistic professionals are essential resources for you if you experience anxiety. In addition to that, I offer the following things I learned for myself that led to the management and healing of my own anxiety.
"Mental" illness is physical illness. Emotions and thoughts are chemical, electrical and structurally based. They are not separate from the body. There are the body. Mental illness is not a behavioral issue. It is a body healing issue. Behavioral healing choices can be important, but not to the neglect of understanding and administering to the chemical, organ and cellular challenges of your body. If you are having a toxic symptom (anxiety), then you have a toxic body.
Anxiety is an energy issue. Our body and our souls are made up of and run by energy. A little obvious, yes? But it is important to be a student of our own energy. What are the energy systems and realities of our body? How do they work? Are mine in a healthy condition? If you are experiencing anxiety, your energy is obviously not working smoothly. There are hundreds of healing models in the world that address energy issues. Avail yourself of as many as you are able. My personal suggestions of where to start: B12 and B6 supplements, Ho'oponopono, acupuncture or acupressure (including foot reflexology), chakra cleaning and healing. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Anxiety has triggers. Understanding your triggers can help you manage anxiety until you experience full healing. Some triggers are behavioral, social, circumstantial, and related to thoughts and beliefs. Some triggers are diet and other environmental factors. I do suggest that if you have caffeine in your life (coffee, soda) that you do yourself a favor and free yourself from that trigger. Find alternatives for morning wake-up (an apple!) and for taste-bud excitement (I do love the EmergenC as a soda replacement-I love making it with tons of ice).
Anxiety is an opportunity to be a student of yourself and to love yourself. Anxiety is an opportunity to learn to live in the present and to bring yourself back from the future. While the goal is long term peace, when, after all you can do, you still experience anxiety or a full-blown attack, don't give yourself extra anxiety or condemnation for being human. When something like this happens, permit yourself to slow down and simply experience what your body is in the middle of (the anxiety). Go out and sit on the porch and watch the sky. Give yourself a foot massage. Have a long, hot bath. Go running or walking. Make a smoothie. Anxiety is a signal to spend time with and pamper yourself. Don't do these things for the purpose of ending the anxiety. Do them because the anxiety gave you the message that it is time for yourself. Simply enjoy these things because you deserve them, whether or not the anxiety symptom continues at the time. In the long term, anxiety gives you the opportunity to learn about your body and about what it means to be human. Learn a little bit each day and apply it.
Finally, I would love to point you to the work of Baeth Davis and her website and program(s) called Your Purpose. She has some free tutorials that will introduce you to her healing model. She discusses Life Schools-what we are each here on the planet to learn. In her model, panic is a sign that a person is in the School of Peace. So panic is an important opportunity to learn and to become peaceful. Please visit Baeth Davis for more information.