Deliberately tune out the unpleasant sounds and come out of your closet determined not to hear them.
Listen for the inward Voice till you learn to recognise it.
Stop trying to compete with others.
Give yourself to God and then be what and who you are without regard to what others think.
Reduce your interests to a few.
Don't try to know what will be of no service to you.
Avoid the digest type of mind—short bits of unrelated facts, cute stories and bright sayings.
Learn to pray inwardly every moment.
After a while you can do this even while you work.
Pray for a single eye.
but read more of what is important to your inner life.
Never let your mind remain scattered for very long.
Call home your roving thoughts.
Gaze on Christ with the eyes of your soul.
Practice spiritual concentration.