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Just for Today

“What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.”     

― A.A. Milne

What does it mean to live just for today?
Just for Today-thinking reminds us that, we are expected no more than to do the things that we are able to do today.

By limiting our horizons to the next few hours, we will do, feel, say, or think ONLY what we are able to manage for this short period of time.
“Just for today” applies to all areas of our lives, as reality has to be dealt with on a daily basis.

“Just for today” way of thinking is very much rooted in yoga philosophy, and it allows us to live more at ease, with less worry, and less self-inflicted pressure. Living, just for today it is the most effective and quickest way of relieving stress, depression, and anxiety. We can adjust our attitudes to  self-care of a healthy lifestyle by  showing gratitude, managing emotions, and controlling fear,  so we are better prepared to handle the challenges of our lives.

We can find fulfillment and peace in living just for  today. Below are 7 coaching steps for you to start:

1)  Stay present. Be mindful to avoid ruminating about yesterday or obsessing about tomorrow.

2) Live for this day only and don’t try to overcome all your problems at once. Know that you can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm you if you had to keep it up for a lifetime. Do not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all my problems at once.

3) Improve what you can:  improve your mind by reading something that requires effort, thought and concentration. Do something positive to improve your health, improve your appearance, your  mental habits and your behaviors .

4) If you failed today, try again tomorrow. It’s all about a fresh start every day. If you failed to get things done today, then forgive yourself and move on.  If you didn’t fail, give yourself a high five and do it all again.

5)  Accept what is, and gather the courage to face reality. Do your best to correct those things that you can correct,  and accept those you cannot.

6) Be happy,  do not dwell on thoughts that put you down. When your mind fills with clouds, chase them away and fill it with sunshine.

7)  Block Out “What Ifs”: “what ifs” are the catalysts of worry  because they are  based on a “tomorrow focused” mindset.  Do your best to focus on the day you’re in, and deal with what you can control at the moment. Remind yourself that worrying about what might or could happen will do precisely nothing to change the future, it will only make you miserable now and divert your attention from being able to be present on what you need to do today.

Resolve to live just for today. The time is now. This is your present!

Please remember to let me know how these coaching tools work out for you.

With Love and Gratitude,

Veronica 

How to Live “One Day At A Time”

By Veronica Vidal

What does it mean to live one day at a time?

One-day-at-a-time-thinking reminds us that, by limiting our horizons to tonight, we will do, feel, say, or think ONLY what we are able to manage for the next few hours.

This principle of living in the moment is very much embedded in yoga philosophy, and it is the absolute best, most rewarding, most effective piece and quickest way of relieving stress, depression, and anxiety. This way of thinking allows us to live with more creativity, more ease, and less worry less stress, and less self-inflicted pressure.

Taking it day by day means reducing the degree of control we expect to be able to bring to bear on the uncertain future.

Start from today living one day at a time, even if you are not particularly enjoying it, even if you are living through difficulties. Facing your reality just one-day-at-a-time will enable you to cope with it much more easily, thus moving into the future with strength, dignity, and hope.

Resolve to do this each day. Remember this is a new beginning. Start now. The time is now.

This is your present!

Here are 6 practical steps for living “One Step at a Time”

1) Stop the thoughts that don’t belong in the present. The past has gone and the future is not here yet, so prepare responsibly and positively for the future by living positively in the here and now. Focus on everything that you do, no matter how mundane. Attempt to concentrate on each moment as it presents itself to you. Be mindful of checking frequently that your thoughts are not dwelling on the past or racing ahead to the future. If you find that they are, STOP – and gently bring your attention back to the present, focusing on where you are, what you are doing, and what is happening in the here and now.

2) Do your best to remain positive, especially if your reality “here and now” feels unpleasant. Remind yourself that nothing lasts forever, nothing ever stays the same; life is constantly changing programs. Stay open to the fact that every day is different, every day something new happens. Affirm that things can get better.

3) If you failed today, try again tomorrow. If you didn’t fail, give yourself a high five and do it all again. So, if you’re taking it one day at a time, is there room for mistakes? There will have to be, you’re a human. Maybe you’re taking things ten minutes at a time, and you failed. Try again for the next ten minutes. If you failed to get things done today and instead watched a full day of TV and wallowed, then forgive yourself and move on tomorrow to your task list. It’s all about a fresh start every day.

4) Instead of focusing on the end result, focus on the next step. There are times in life where we have to really break things down to simple increments. When we are trying to change our lives completely, we may need to do just that. It’s much easier to focus on a piece of the puzzle than looking at all the pieces at once and having them put together in one fell swoop. We put together puzzles piece by piece, such is the way of life as well.

5) Make a list of Things That Aren’t Worth Worrying About. To help live one day at a time you can make a list of things that are not worth worrying about, and then do your best to avoid those thoughts during your day. If you do feel that you need to think about a worry then write it down and let yourself consider it for 5 minutes at the end of the day. After those 5 minutes, discipline to put it out of your mind. Remind yourself that worrying about what might or could happen will do precisely nothing to change the future, it will only make you miserable now and divert your attention from being able to be present on what you need to do today.

6) Block Out “What Ifs”. Along with worry come to a lot of “what ifs.” To avoid all these “what ifs” avoid having a “tomorrow focused” mindset. If you focus on the day you’re in then most what-ifs become obsolete.

Learn to live one day at a time and it will bring more productivity, joy, and calm, into your life.

Continue to stay safe, strong, and serene as we transition to our new normal.
Your loving support, referrals, and loyalty fill me with immense gratitude.

With Infinite Love

Vero Vidal
www.VeroVidal.com