Piling Up

These last few weeks have been difficult to say the least.  The emotional roller coaster that came with mother's day has left me exhausted.  Add everything else to that and you get things piling up.

I know there are plenty of other things I can write on that pile.  We are all so overwhelmed at times that it's hard to figure out which way is up.  The funny thing is that for me, this is my first experience with truly not feeling like I have control.  And I'm struggling.

I'm struggling with how hard it is to sneak homework in and how much I dislike asking for help.  I struggle with not being able to write and with trying to figure out how I'm going to make  a living.  I struggle with overcommitting myself to things/causes that I love and then feeling disappointed in myself that I can't deliver.

And every day, I struggle with pushing that pile out from in front of me and just taking it one thing at a time.

Because ultimately, that's all we can do.  I tend to get wrapped around the axle a lot.  Especially when I look at my pile.  I have to remember to REST because right now, I'm overtired and I realize that lack of sleep adds to my distress level.

It's all about trying to find peace. Bearing down and just doing it, whatever it might be.  It's about being okay with saying no and learning to walk away temporarily from things that are not a current priority in my life.  About not having to explain myself or what's on my pile.

And it's about keeping the positivity.  I don't have all of the answers but I know that I have to be easier on myself.  And I have to keep praying because ultimately, my faith will carry me through.

What do you do when things start piling up?

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