One side effect of anxiety is that we tend to pull back from other people and isolate ourselves. When we’re overwhelmed, stressed, and in a panic we typically retreat to our cave and put up the, “No one is at home”, sign. The problem is that isolation doesn’t help. If anything, it makes things worse.
So even if you’re feeling anxious, make it a point to stay connected with other people. Remember, there are no happy hermits!