In many psychological models, anxious living is considered a function of an over indulgent focus on oneself. Being self-centered and anxious go hand in hand as symbiotic experiences. Any redirection of attention to our world creates relief. This can be through service to others, curiosity and awe, engaging in any craft or art and having passions that have to do with making the world a better place for all. It's not a complex program. And it works.