It's amzing how pain is perfect to bring you to the present moment. All I do when I feel anxious is stop thinking and be aware the feeling inside my body. If I cant stop thinking, I try to be concious of my breathing which gradually stops my thought patterns. Afterwards all I do is be aware.
The more I read about 'the Now', the better I understand and the better im able to apply it practically. (Doesnt need to be spiritual
But of course dont look at this as personal development because I thought that once... and almost gave up.