In moments of extreme anxiety or panic, you lose your sense of being grounded or centered. It may be difficult to think clearly (brain fog). Try this technique for emotional grounding:
Name 5 things you can see right now.
Name 5 things you could touch right now.
Name 5 things you can hear right now.
Using your physical senses like this helps you to stay present in the moment, think more clearly, and deal with the situation at hand.