Sometimes One Day at a Time is Good Enough

Lately, the stresses of life have been getting to me. I’ve been irritable and I’m sure people around me have noticed. There have been problems at work with the infrastructure that I can’t do anything about. The kids have been sick. The bills have been piling up. My allergies are acting up. I’m having trouble seeing since I had laser eye surgery. Waaaaaaaaaaah!

I’m not here to whine about my life. Actually, my life is pretty great, all things considered, but sometimes it gets really stressful. I know this happens to all of us. Sometimes things build up, mostly little things, that add to a load of stress that becomes a heavy burden over time. You get to the point where you just feel like you need a vacation.

Unfortunately, you can’t always just take a few days or a week off and drink beer and play the xbox in your underwear. Or if you can, more power to you!

So, if you’re stuck with bulling through it, it’s OK to just take things one day at a time. You will get through it. Do what it takes to get through the day and while you’re at it, try to make one little thing better.

You don’t have to be a superstar every single day, so set your sights on the low hanging fruit. Knock out something simple, even if it’s just cleaning your desk at work or folding a few pieces of laundry that have been sitting in that basket for a week.

These tasks seem minuscule, but they have a cumulative effect on your life and sense of accomplishment. If you can do one or two small things today and just keep the rest of the pack of howling wolves at bay, then tomorrow you can tackle a few more things, a few slightly bigger things, and in a few more days you’ll be back in your superstar game.

Hang in there, we can make it through today.

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3 Responses to Sometimes One Day at a Time is Good Enough

  1. This is so true. It would be less stressful if we just take it one step at a time. Dividing your goal into simple daily task is much attainable.

  2. ray says:

    Hi Adventurous! Yes, sometimes it’s a struggle to get even those small things done, but it’s worth it in the end to make a little forward progress every day. Thanks for your comment!

  3. It’s always refreshing to see that someone else is just as overwhelmed as me! I agree with the notion of taking things “one day at a time,” but sometimes “thinking” doesn’t always translate to action..hahaha

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