hey there... i think thats a great post, and we can all help each other out by putting up here our ways of coping.... as for ways i cope:
i make sure i exercise every single day for 1 hour in the morning. (kickstarts my body, wakes me up and raises my mood levels)
i have a list of 4 positive quotes, situations, memories which i use in turns when i get anxious.
i try and lkeep my mind constantly occupied and every time i catch myself getting into a negative thought process, i distrct myself with an activity
i pray every day
i have my fav songs on my ipod, which i listen to.
i set a goal for each day
i visit my therapist when i need it
i tell myself that i have the strength and i will cope with this
i say to myself, i will fight the fight!
I like your ways of dealing with anxiety by finding a kind of routine to go through, here's my contribution:
-upon waking i think of positive thoughts
-i tell myself, i've done it before so i can get through it again
-i drink herbal teas
-i think of something to look forward to, ie vacation, icecream, movie night, dinner party etc anything at all that makes me happy
-i do one thing that i have been putting off so that i get a great sense of satisfaction out of it
-i stop thinking of myself
-i think of something funny
-i put music on and dance
-i come and write on this forum