Have you ever been feeling so overwhelmed that you can't even get a simple thing done? This is how I felt yesterday...feeling like I was being taken over by a wave so strong that even my strongest efforts barely kept me afloat. Thanks to an amazing person in my life, I got a great piece of advice in this time of great darkness. She simply said to me "Take it one day at a time...".
One day at a time? Really? That's it? It seems like maybe this is too simple, too small to make a difference when you are going something major or dealing with an immense amount of emotional distress. But let me tell you that when I awoke this morning with the intention to live the day out moment by moment, things began to change. Instead of worrying about next week, I started to slowly knock my tasks out one after another.
Sometimes we get so caught up with seeing the big picture we start to become so overwhelmed by 'what could be' and lose the fact that what is most important is 'what is'. To enjoy every moment, to live in love, and grow through the mud and dirt, all it takes is to be mindful and to stay present. Of course we have goals and visions for the future, and it's ok to plan, but the most important thing to do is realize that today is a gift, tomorrow is uncertain, and we must cherish every moment.
So instead of letting all the negativity in your life overwhelm you by pilling up in one large mass, simple take it one day at a time, moment by moment. Stay present, be mindful, take care of yourself, and grow with each passing experience.