A minute at a time may be all you can do.

Sometimes people say, “I’m taking it a day at a time.” I suggest that they take it a breath at a time, a minute at a time. In the course of a day, too many feelings come, too much uncertainty. A day, a night, a week, can feel immense, impossible.

So make it through the next minute and count it as enough of an achievement for that minute. Finding the tissue box is enough. Going to the bathroom, eating a bite of toast, looking out the window. All these are ways to take it a minute at a time.

In time, you may move to five minutes at a time. But that can wait.

Take the next breath.


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