Stay in the Moment

"Look to this day, For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities and verities of existence,The bliss of growth, The splendor of action,The glory of power - For yesterday is but a dream, And tomorrow is only a vision, But today, well lived, Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, And every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day." Sanskrit Proverb.  “One Day at a Time” is a fundamental recovery slogan. It reminds us to stay in the now - to focus on what we are doing, rather than regretting the past or fearing the future. Living “One Day at a Time” or in the "now" is important because we must be focused on what we are doing to stay clean and sober. We cannot afford to let our minds wander into regrets or fears.


A useful phrase to repeat in order to keep you in the now is: “ No There, Just Here, No Then, Just Now!” This will reduce stress, all bad feelings (especially fear and anxiety, and restless mind syndrome) and consequently cravings to use.