My friend would like to see me, I haven't seen him in a while so would like to see him too. He's recently moved to London and only comes up here every month or so. The problem is that usually I pace before someone is due to arrive or and try and battle my thoughts so i'm calm where they get here- it rarely works. I am so scared by the time they arrive that i can't get a cohesive sentence out and sit nervously for the duration of their visit- it's horrible-every second is drawn out and I feel like I am making a complete idiot of myself which is more painful with people I like. I know good friends don't mind and just want to see me, but I want to just enjoy it. Does anyone have any tips? I am not very good at relaxation, I find it very difficult, when I focus on my breathing it makes me feel more panicked.