Just For Today

Nikkie Jay
3 min readJun 24, 2021
Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash

Just For Today

It’s not always easy to be positive, it’s not always easy to do what you ‘should’ be doing. Everyone suffers from lack in motivation at some point in their lives. The thing with procrastination is that it usually demonstrates that you are not aligned with what you are doing. But sometimes it can just be that you are not feeling happy and you have lost that spark.

Depression is a medical condition, it means you are lacking serotonin in your brain. You don’t have to be suffering from depression to feel down, but feeling down for long periods of time can be a sign of depression and you may need to seek some help from the doctor.

However, if you find yourself procrastinating, feeling anxious or feeling down then you could try a few things to help boost you. These things are not a cure for the medical condition of depression or anxiety, but they can still help.

You can try saying to yourself…

Just for today I am going to be kind to myself.

Just for today I am not going to beat myself up for any mistakes I make.

Just for today I am going to drink plenty of water.

Just for today I am not going to eat junk food.

Just for today I am going to eat some fruit and veg.

Just for today I am going to go for a walk in the fresh air and breathe in deeply.

Just for today I am going to see the beauty around me.

Just for today I am going to find 3 things I am grateful for and write them down.

Just for today I will stop myself from saying I can’t, or I am stupid, or I don’t deserve.

Just for today I will know that I am worthy.

The idea for this came from the 5 principles of Reiki that I was given as part of my chakra healing. These 5 principles are all to do with showing up for yourself one day at a time. Sometimes that is all any of us can focus on. Sometimes thinking more than a day ahead can be scary.

When you are feeling really low, you need to do something that breaks the pattern. That is where saying, ‘just for today’ can really help. Your thing for the day may be to watch comedies on Netflix, or listen to music and…

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