Living in the present recently saved my life. Most things are much more complex beneath the surface. You can’t always tell who is struggling just by looking at them. You cannot tell when someone is going through the worst time of their lives.
When all hell broke loose, what helped me survive was living int he present. Just getting through the day, or going to work, or putting one foot in front of the other feels really difficult.
“I never look back darling, it distracts from the now.” – Edna Mode, The Incredibles
I was holding on, but barely. I was gripping whatever I could to keep it together for another day. I didn’t think about next week or next month, just today. That’s how I was able to hold on so long. I just kept it together for today.
“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” – Tom Hiddleston
Remember: You only have to get through the next five minutes. Then the next five. And so on.