Welcome to Beyond Blue and to getting some support and some comfort at this time. Anxiety is a funny old thing, it effects so many people, and in very different ways. I think the fact you are reaching out for some tips on how to manage this is wonderful as you will get some support in what others do to manage times when their anxiety is at it's peak.
I think distraction is a really great tool, anything that can break the cycle of the brain and give it something else to do. Typically that is what anxiety is, thoughts, that are not truths, and if you can have a few things at hand that you do love doing to reach out during these times, you might even have some things that you have always wanted to do and never had the time to, we sure have some time now. I have just started painting during these isolation times and while I am not particularly good at it, it totally consumes me and I find hours have past and I have actually come up with something that I am proud of.
Music, dance some puzzles are also great tools, but you need to dig deep to find something that work for you.
Can I also suggest a trip to your GP to have a chat and to see if you need some extra support at this time. This will really give you a good starting point as the earlier the intervention the better the journey to wellness and managing the anxiety.
Another great idea too is to have a look around on the Beyond Blue website as there are some really great resources and tools to help you through this time too, there is also the K10 test which I have put a link to here:
It has been great chatting to you and I hope that we can do that some more.
Huge hugs to you anxiousdude