Before you read this blog post, read this from privacytools.io. (A great place for, well, what it says on the tin.) The post talks about understanding your threat model, choosing what your goals are, etc. Because this series is for Real People though, I'm going to assume:
I read this bit on Status Updates to Nobody that I really liked, so I'm going to start doing it.
Becoming aware that you've lost focus, then consciously abandoning whatever has captured it and shifting back to a constant source, is literally the entire practice of meditation.
Caveat emptor: I know just enough about cryptography to be dangerous to my own security practices, so take this with a grain of salt and do your own research!