On the Facebook group I am a member of I saw a person post that they didn’t know how they would get through the rest of winter. I recognise that… I really do. Here we are in January, the Christmas festivities are over and it just feels like a long slog until spring.
I have probably written about this quite a few times but it keeps coming up for me; staying in the moment is so important.
I gave this advice to that person today… give it a go and see what you think.
For one moment forget about the future. It will be fine without you worrying about it for a moment.
Really concentrate on this moment. What do you need to do right now to get through this moment? Do you maybe need a glass of water? Or a pee? Maybe you just need to breath. Maybe all you need to do right now is sit and breath. Can you do that? You can ask the same in the next moment, but right now just sit and breath. You don’t even have to breath “right” just pull air into your lungs somehow, and push it out again. You don’t even need to think about it, your body can do it all by itself.
There will come a moment when you need to do something more challenging but you know, whatever it is, in that moment, you’ll cope. Trust this and then forget about it.
Think about what it takes to clean your teeth. If you do it, moment by moment it goes like this: in one moment all you have to do is pick up your toothbrush, in the next moment you will only have to pick up the tooth paste, the next just take the lid off, the next is just squeezing the tube, and so on.
Our lives are just a series of “what do I need to do in this moment”. Because we can often cope with planning multiple moments we can let our mind run ahead or ignore what is needed, but when that becomes too much we need to bring it back to this moment. It makes living achievable.
Stay in this moment until you see you can do it. You’ve got this. You’ve got a 100% success rate so far for staying alive.