You don't have to have it all figured out. Just ask yourself, "What's the next right thing I can do?"
It's the perfect question to ask when you're feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, distracted, excited or sad. It only asks that you consider the best use of your time over the next 5, 10 or 20 minutes.
No need to fret, worry, ruminate or avoid when you probably know what you need to do. Simply recognize the universal truth that each moment is a new moment, and we get to make a fresh choice about how we'll face the challenges in our lives.
Whether that challenge is getting through another day of grief or a small challenge like overcoming procrastination. There is so much possibility simply recognizing that every moment is a new moment. We aren’t obliged to be who we were before, repeating our same actions.
Most of our choices are small and simple, but our lives can be transformed by the quality of those small choices. In meditation, our practice consists of making these small, simple choices again and again, as effortlessly as possible. Let it be simple. Let it be easy.
Just do the next right thing.