Updated: Dec 6, 2020
More than ever before, we are living in a world where every second counts. You have probably felt like you need more than two arms, two legs, one brain, two eyes, two ears, one mouth, or even one whole body to accomplish your tasks for the day.
Being in a fast-paced environment when there's so much to do with little time can be really exhausting. At the end of the day, even if you get to accomplish what you need to accomplish, you feel physically and emotionally drained.
Inability to take it one day at a time can exhaust your coping skills and eventually could lead to anxiety and other health problems. Once our psychological health starts to deteriorate, our totality as a person also suffers.
So, the golden question is:
"How do I take it one day at a time?"
Here are some tips to do this.
Assess. Determine how you are handling your goals and objectives or any other task on a daily basis. Are you always cramming? Are you too anxious for tomorrow? Are you having seemingly irrational fears? Are you always bothered by your past? Can't you move on from your mistakes? If you mostly answered yes to these questions, it's time to slow down. Pause for a while, put everything down, then inhale and exhale for at least 5 times.
Plan. Just in case you don't know, there is a difference between goal and objectives. Goals are broader in context while objectives are specific actions you'd have to do to accomplish a certain goal. For an instance, my goal in life is to retire at the age of 55. Saving at least 5% of my monthly earnings, cutting on unnecessary expenses, investing in both liquid and fixed assets, and many more are my objectives. If you're having too much trouble living in the moment, writing down your daily, weekly, or monthly goals and objectives can help a lot. Read them upon waking up in the morning to remind yourself what should be your focus for the day. A written plan goes a long way in helping you get through life's very stressful moments. A plan that's thoroughly created helps you organize your life.
Implement. Failing to follow a well-created plan, out of slackness, can lead to devastation-- especially of your emotional health. Unless, you realize a certain plan of action isn't doing what it's suppose to do, revising the original plan is a sensible thing to do.
Evaluate. Just as I've mentioned earlier, it is always necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. It is unwise to keep doing something that isn't working out right. Remember that there is always a room for improvement. This is one of the benefits of being alive, you can forgive your own mistakes then move on with your life. A cluttered mind won't do you any good.
The key to taking it one day at a time is mindfulness. You have to deliberately train yourself to live in the moment. Acknowledge the fact that you cannot regulate everything around you or accomplish everything you have to do in one day. What you have control over with are your reactions to the unmanageable. Learn to adjust. Be flexible.
Moreover, stop fretting. Avoid the mind clutter. Have a clear map of the terrain--your life, your hopes and dreams. Praise and reward yourself for even the smallest accomplishments. Besides, it took a great amount of your consciousness to get through those right?
Live your life one day at a time. And you'll get there someday. Life is good! Life is wonderful!
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