Anxiety can creep up from anywhere and dealing with the symptoms might get really hard, especially during a pandemic. We must maintain social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but this has impacted us mentally making us feel isolated and increasing anxiety. We could be at work, or in school, or just at home doing chores and we can feel it bubbling up inside. Trying to be more aware of the present moment by turning our focus away from the triggering thoughts or memories might help us control these symptoms. This can be done using Grounding Techniques. One of them is the 5-4-3-2-1 technique that allows us to purposefully notice the tiny details around us that our mind would usually tune out, and divert it from the negative thoughts and emotions.