Every day, I write my to do list and I’m happy when, by the evening, some of my plans have come to fruition. As a young woman, I got in the habit of only living for today. At the time, as a single mother, I was glad when I managed to feed my children, do my work and when the children could go to sleep at night healthy and well looked after. I didn’t know how to manage my workload in the long run, so I told myself, I am only trying to manage today, and that was possible. Some years later when my children were older and I was more experienced as a mother, I wrote to a friend: I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Light at the end of the tunnel meant that I was confident I could manage my lot. This ‘just today’ has worked well for me. I still like to develop further and I still find it difficult to form new habits. Until I can do it, I tell myself: I only try it today. I am wishing us all a good week and when things get tough, we can remember to just try it today.
I wish you a nice week