Check or resist your anxious actions. This means resisting all the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which you avoid or lessen your anxious response. Do not say prayers or affirmations, space out or distract yourself, visualize positive outcomes, or do anything that takes you away from your anxious response. Instead, anchor yourself in the moment, using the skills you’ve learned. Rather than trying to avoid or lessen your anxious response, watch it and wait for it to lessen on its own.