This evil friend of the five evil friends (nivarana), good householder, is called "restlessness and remorse". That comes by having to much debts here and there, or not conducting harmless. "Do that first. And what about this, you havn't done that. Hey, you promised this... When will you give back..." Good to seek for an object to settle the mind and if stay very present, knowing doubtless that current single step is a skilful, that all fine. The path, once knowing right and wrong, requires, next to urgency, just to focus on the step yet. Thought before if harmless for oneself, others, looking while doing, and reflect a little on past steps, will ensure to stay on the path, getting more and more smooth.
So when the evil friend caused good householder foolish worry and stress, just back again, calming the mind. And if it was a good path-pulling friend (dhamma-investigation and remembering), that just follow the advice of worry to step of the track. Once knowing not harmful for oneself, others, rejoice, go on, calmed again.
Sometimes two three deep breath help to get the mind settled a little to trace the joy of going on again.