Alan says in the video that we often try to distract ourselves from anxiety but isn't that sometimes a good thing if it makes us mindful of our current task and therefore we avoid the thoughts that are causing the anxiety in the first place? I know it's a fine line. My therapist keeps telling me to attend to myself whenever I feel anxious but I often feel the least amount of anxiety when I'm in the moment because I'm concentrating on a task like cleaning the kitchen or speaking to people at a social gathering and focusing on the conversation and not dwelling on all kinds of thoughts that cause my anxiety. Perhaps this is about honing the skill of being able to sit with yourself without feeling scared. Something in my current state of acute anxiety I'm having a hard time doing. Trying to make yourself feel safe as you can't always be distracted by other things. Did I just answer my own question?