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How To Manage When You Can't Manage It All?

How to manage when you can't manage it all?

I don't have the solution, I'm asking.

This was supposed to be a journal entry but....

So often we post the highlight reel of our life and not the struggles but the struggles can be even more encouraging than the highlights. I want the bloopers and directors cuts, not for entertainment, not to make me feel better about myself,

I want to know HOW.

How did you get through it?

How did you or didn't manage?

Hi, I'm Gwen.


I'm a recovery perfectionist and procrastinator and I struggle with it DAILY, so much so, I find myself paralyzed by it and praying I get through my day. Sometimes, this leads to depression and yes, I'm in therapy. I have my good days and I try to capitalize on that but running a business with this makes me feel like an imposter, like I can't possibly be of service when I can't help myself.

𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒏𝒐 𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝑰 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔:

I get real honest with myself about what's going on in my head.

I go back to my journal and read through my notes to remind myself I've been here before and got through it.

I welcome emotions like a visitor and let it teach me what's going on in me.

I read affirmations and mantras out loud to drown the negative self-talk.

I pray and meditate allowing the Holy Spirit, the inner knowing, to pull me back.

I put on my Garments of Praise... (Isaiah 61:3) and get dressed and show up, praying my mood follows.

So, how do you manage when you can't manage it all?


Gwen is a Faith Studio community member and a personal brand stylist. Visit Gwen on Instagram @gwenajayi

**************** Join us Thursday, April 15th @ 8 pm Eastern / 9 pm Atlantic time as we ask the question Are You Ok? We are talking about mental health, the church, and strategy with licensed therapist and co-pastor Dionne Smith.

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