to take one day at a time

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - take one day at a time

"to take one day at a time"

to deal with things as they happen, and not to make plans or to worry about the future


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - take one day at a time

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What are we going to do? Are our jobs safe? Should we start looking for new jobs? This corporate takeover is so unnerving.

Colleague 2:  We really can not predict the future so I think it is best if we just take one day at a time.

Colleague 1:  I wish I could adopt such a relaxed attitude.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - take one day at a time

Two siblings are talking ...

Sister:  Do you think Dad will survive this heart attack?

Brother:  He has the best of care in the hospital. He did survive the last heart attack. We should enjoy whatever time we can with him and just take one day at a time.

Sister:  I suppose there really is no point worrying about the future when we still have today.

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to take one day at a time - Gerund Form:

Taking one day at a time is a great way to keep your blood pressure down.

to take one day at a time - Examples:

1)  We have to take one day at a time. It's like living in a constant limbo.

2)  ... practised in a way that's flexible and forgiving. Take one day at a time. It's OK to break the rules if you need to.

3)  I take one day at a time, and I'm trying not to overanalyse.

4)  ... a whole lot of self-discovery to come so I just take one day at a time. Its life. Like is evolving. Life is crazy. 

5)  I will advise that they should be flexible and take one day at a time. They should not place themselves on unrealistic schedules.

6)  ... try to take everything in their stride, take one day at a time and deal with whatever scenarios are thrown at them.

7)  When it comes to work-life balance, I do take one day at a time and spend quality time with them whenever possible.

8)  I don't really think about those things. I take one day at a time. I'm not doing any preparation to become acting mayor or anything.

9)  So take one day at a time and if you hit a bump, invest your energy into getting over it.

10)  ... and yet still they are forced to take one day at a time, the thought of Christmas a long way from most people's minds. 

11)  ... it's a mental game too. Take one day at a time and then break each day down further into sections providing a collection of mini-challenges.

12)  ... advice to any mums of premature babies would be to take one day at a time.

13)  I take one day at a time, and try not to think about what could happen.

14)  And you learn to take one day at a time and allow yourself lots of slack in case you may not feel up to facing ...

15)  ... so I will take one day at a time and play everything with an open mind and open heart.

16)  ... admits he is simply taking one day at a time and "enjoying" his life more.

17)  ... not allow them to plan ahead as they believe in taking one day at a time.

18)  I'm just taking one day at a time at the moment because I'm so busy that if I started thinking ahead ...

19)  He lives with a feeling of hopelessness, taking one day at a time and letting fate decide his destiny.

20)  ... many of the older people who often said they were taking one day at a time and not worrying too much about tomorrow.