Reminder: increase in anxiety is not an indicator of danger! I just saw something triggering and my first impulse was to ruminate to "figure out" this new problem- but that thing I saw existed before I was made aware of it, and it had no affect on me then. Why should I let it affect me now?
Sometimes our internal alarm clocks go off without a good reason. Our anxiety is real, but the DANGER is not. When we realise this it can make a huge difference!