Mother’s Day wasn’t a bliss at all. We had cake orders (thank you, Lord! your grace is always on time) and I still had work to finish before Monday. Add the fact that it was supposed to be a special day for mothers, I was there baking and working at the same time. Eh di ako na ang busy!
At least the weekend ended well with an early dinner at our fave Mexican resto in Mactan Newtown, plus there were other blessings to count: good feedback from our 2 clients that day, notice of additional workload, etc.
I was dead tired that I slept before 8PM and woke up at 2AM to work again.
The whole weekend up until now, everything is still overwhelming. We had overdue loans to deal with and tons of work/business-related issues that won’t seem to cease from existing. I was at home the whole time, either cramming with tasks or sleeping because I was too tired to think about anything.
They say that the Lord will not let you handle your problems alone so He gave me a good husband for company. Marcelle was there, patiently answering texts and PMs that I never want to see and screening calls that I never want to hear. He played as my PA the whole time and it helped a lot. I felt sorry for him for absorbing all the bad energies, but I know that he could handle the job well.
This is the problem with being an empath, I can feel the emotions of people toward me kahit gaano sila kalayo. And those freaking emotions weren’t doing me any good.
What I do When I Become Completely Overwhelmed
Mommies who go through so much right now, try to take that much-needed sleep. You need that, we all need that 8-hour sleep or that undisturbed late morning/afternoon nap so we are ready to face another battle again. It is a fact that one cannot think well if he or she is tired, so sleep. It might not solve your problems, but neither the sleep-deprived, cranky you.
It is also important to shut ourselves out from the virtual world from time to time. It helped me a lot. Now I understand why some people prefer not to use the social media — the daily rants and raves in your news feed is overwhelming! We certainly don’t need that much information AKA clutter in our daily lives.
Finally, PRAY. Although it is unfair to the Lord if we give Him all our burdens, it will give us peace.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.