Yep, everyone is right. Practice does make it easier - sooner or later. Like playing a musical instrument.
Perhaps it'll help to think of it like this: You are creating new pathways in your brain. At first the going is rough, full of grass and weeds. But the more you travel that pathway, the fewer grasses and weeds become. Finally, that brain-pathway will be worn clear of obstacles and you will be able to zone out onto automatic when you travel along that k2-p2 pathway.
The path between two friends never grows green. K2-p2 [sounds like something out of Star Wars!] is a very helpful friend - makes terrific scarves!
Keep at it. Your brain will accept that new pathway. Just don't quit.
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