Today….

So TODAY I chose to write a blog about JUST FOCUSING ON TODAY…not tomorrow, not yesterday, not next week or any point in the past or future. Sometimes I believe people get overwhelmed simply by planning for the unplannable or constantly reminiscing about events that can no longer be changed or altered. What difference does it make what happened last year, when you have a whole new year ahead of you complete with all new task, goals and responsibilities. When you focus on life day by day it becomes less daunting to think about the future, why? Because you have prepared without even knowing you were preparing. You commit to TODAY for TOMORROW by simply focusing on the plan of TODAY. Allowing tomorrow to ALWAYS be free for the surprises life throws at you, that sometimes prevents us from doing what we had “planned” to do, pushing it to the next day and the next day and the next day.

Some people may say, “I can understand not living in the past” but how could I NOT think about and plan for the future? The answer is simple. If it bothered you today, I am sure it will bother you tomorrow. SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT TODAY! Procrastination most times is what makes us avoid task or even causes great deals of stress when we realize we have put that “thing” off long enough to forget about it and now we must scramble to improvise. The issue was not the procrastination as much as it was being too busy looking to far into the future than you should have. If you planned on doing something TOMORROW that you have time to do TODAY then you have determined WITHOUT truly KNOWING for SURE that you will do something on a day you are not even sure you will have! Where as if you get it done TODAY you wont have to worry about it tomorrow, and so on and so forth.

TODAY allow yourself to be present in the present and handle TODAY what must be done TOMORROW! You will find you will be ahead of the game more often than not.

Published by Some Dope Black Girl Writes....

"Some dope black girl writes" is inspired by the everyday life of a melanated, educated and sophisticated young woman living in an era where she is too young to remember slavery, segregation or "White's Only" locations but now old enough to be terrified at what may come again. Are our people strong enough this time to LIVE not just survive?

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