“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,