One Day At A Time

Live one day at a time. The only moment that we can control is the moment that we are in. Accept it and enjoy it, and just maybe you will enjoy the next one too!

It’s amazing how much of our life we lose by worrying about what we did in the past, what didn’t go right in the past, who hurt us, etc.  And then we lose more by worrying about what might happen in the future – what if we lose our job, what if we lose our relationship, what if Donald Trump does declare war on North Korea.

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It’s time to live one day at a time.  Take a look at what is happening in your life right now.  Do you have food to eat today?  Great.  Do you have a place to live today?  Wonderful.  Do you have a job to go to?  Congratulations.  Do you have people to talk to?  You are lucky.

What if you don’t have any of these things?  Then it is time to take action TODAY.  Don’t sit and complain about your situation, think about ONE thing you can do to change it.

If you don’t have a job, you can go online and look at job ads.  Maybe that is all you can do today, but that’s okay.  Tomorrow your action step could be to actually apply to a couple of jobs.  If you don’t have food to eat, find out where you can get some for free or at a very low cost.

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The point is to look at where you are right now – good or bad.  Appreciate what you do have, change what you need to change.  Do you want to be healthier?  Today eat a good meal, not junk food.  Do you want to be more educated?  Today start reading a good book.  Do you want more friends?  Today be a friend to someone new.

It is up to you to live one day at a time.  No one else can live your life for you.  You make the choices that will make you better or worse.  Choose TODAY for the better.  Forget the past, it won’t change.  Forget the worries of the future – there is nothing you can do about them right now.  Choose happiness and contentment today in whatever situation you are in.

Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain.

Mindfulness is available to us in every moment, whether through meditations and body scans, or mindful moment practices like taking time to pause and breathe when the phone rings instead of rushing to answer it.

To being more mindful

Fran Watson

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About Fran

Career Counsellor who works from home, having "retired" in 2011. Member of Toastmasters and life-long learner.
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