In that "moment of panic" (i.e., anxiety, fear), I find it helpful to call a trusted buddy and ventilate what's going on. He/she can quickly bring me to clarity so I don't feel so overwhelmed. The panic shrinks quickly with the objectivity of an "outside" perspective. Then I can tackle the task-at-hand full speed ahead. Great article! Thanks.
@TheRelationshipInsider Yes, this can work really well. It can be very effective to get an outside perspective. We can easily fall into the trap of only seeing things one way. Thank you.