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
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