If you tend to focus on 'the what ifs' of life, this technique can help you still your mind in the present moment.
As soon as you notice you hear yourself saying:
" I don't know if this is going to work out."
" What if the _________ (worst) happens."
" I have tried so hard. It's all depending on this one factor outside of my control. I hate that."
You can calm these thoughts down by:
1. Taking five deep breaths (deep inhales and loud exhales)
2. Feeling the ground underneath your feet (or shoes). Notice what it feels like to be connected to the earth.
3. Then saying "Trust" out loud or visualizing the letters of "Trust" in your head (as many times as needed).
In a few minutes, your mind will be calmer and your body will relax.
Best of luck.