1. Develop a “baby steps” mindset: do one thing at a time
Mindfulness is all the rage these days. You don’t have to practice meditation to get the gist of mindfulness — although meditating couldn’t hurt. Basically, mindfulness is just common sense: it’s focused concentration. You stay focused on what you’re doing at this precise moment, and nothing else. When you do that, your fears can’t overwhelm you.
Is it a challenge? Yes, and no. Yes, because we live in a crazy culture and aren’t used to paying attention to just one thing. And no, because when you’re distracted — and you will be distracted — you simply bring your attention back to what you’re concentrating on.