How Can I Stop Worrying

Couple of weeks back, I suddenly felt very lost and burned-out. Not sure if it’s just stress or hormones or whatever. I can’t seem to find my drive back. Maybe it just happens! But coincidentally, during one of our long drives back to Quezon City from a meeting in Makati (insane traffic, like every day and you know it), my boss shared with us an inspiring story about his dream, which suddenly led to the podcast he listens to lately. He has totally no idea that my system has gone adrift. Yet it was the perfect wake up call I needed.

I started listening to Rick Warren’s podcast - Daily Hope - and thought of sharing with you one of my favorite topics from his feed: How Can I Stop Worrying? Whether you’re currently fighting a tough battle or not, this might help you. :)

On me: dress courtesy of Paradise Treats | gold sandals courtesy of Kara Zapatos | Skagen watch courtesy of WSI Philippines

Pastor Rick kept reiterating this line: God will meet all your needs. To those who ask, “Is God a liar?” The answer is no. He didn’t say “I will meet all your greeds.”

Every time you start worrying, you forget that there is a God. So how can we really stop worrying? Here are 4 quick points.

1. Get to know God.

“I’ve got it all on me. I have it all by myself."

If you don’t have a relationship with God, you have ALL the reasons to worry. Who do you rely on? Your family or peers are there but they can’t attend to you 24/7 because they’re also busy living their own lives and trying hard to fix their own struggles. So without God, you don’t have any external power or hope. Fears will come in soon enough, until your only way is to choose to believe. Now if you do, you will be amazed with what happens to your life. :)

2. Put God first.

What is the most important thing in your life? Is it your career, family, pleasures, hobbies, money, etc.? Yes, these are all good and vital. But if you keep centering your life towards these material delights, you will keep worrying. Stop living for things. Start living for God. 

3. Live one day at a time.
Pastor Rick cracked that Jesus said, “Don’t open your umbrella until it starts to rain.”
Witty but true! The real message is to NOT be worried about tomorrow.

When you’re worried about tomorrow, you can’t enjoy today. That simple. :)

4. Trust God to take care of your needs.

We always hear this because it’s true - give all your worries to God. Unload everything to Him.

In life you have two choices: Pray or Panic? Prayers are far more powerful than a human mind can understand. The result? An incredible peace of mind.

Subscribe to Rick Warren's Daily Hope podcast as soon as you can! Listening to his episodes via my iPhone - so convenient and you can check it out anytime, anywhere! :)

Party Plans

It's been a pretty busy month for me that I totally forgot that I owe you guys something. July has passed and August is about to end in a few days... and we still haven't had that RMC Turns 4 party! :( Totally sorry for the delay!! Swear to plan things out, and hope you're still up for it! ❤ I'm very excited to see all those beautiful faces!!!

On me: dress courtesy of Style Stunner Manila | Joed's jacket :p

Few ideas in mind for RMC Turns 4:
Pizza party, karaoke, kiddie party... any other suggestions? :)

Kisses, babies! See you all soon! xx

Random August Picks

My friends know how random I can get. Like I've never ever binged on Milo powder since birth, but this week, I found myself finishing 6 sachets and counting. Or my choice of series would always be all light and sweet (think: Jane by Design or Awkward), but now I'm hooked with sci-fi about clones. Extemes!

Some "about me" lists or guilty pleasures that I've posted in this blog before are probably true in 2013 but totally different in my 2015 self. :p So with this, let me share with you my current top 7 favorites!

On me: Cami dress courtesy of Style Stunner Manila | H&M cardigan | sneakers courtesy of PEOPLE Footwear

1. Orphan Black

Please blame my friends Gela and Judd for introducing me to this Canadian sci-fi series. Now I'm having trust issues with everyone (are you my monitor?) and hearing the coffee press reminds me of Helena. I also thought of switching careers - from being a digital marketing babe to a female cop and solve mysteries. I'm totally geeking out now. Join the clone club with us, yes? :)

2. Sour strips (and gummy worms!)

Some things remain the same! I'm still addicted with sour strips and gummy worms. ❤

3. Tim Ho Wan

Gaaahd I've dined twice at Tim Ho Wan last week and I think I can have lunch or dinner there again before this week ends. Prawn dumplings, stir fried noodles and pork buns!!! :( Please take me there now!!!

Don't judge. I dreamt of rotating pork buns one fine night last week. I think they're haunting me.

4. Finders Keepers

Good vibes. Good vibes. ❤ Christine Liwag would know! ;)

5. Whites

White everything! Maybe you know this already.

6. Original Glazed Donuts

Unlike Joed, I'm not much of a donut fan. But lately I've been buying original glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme and it's seriously ruining my figure. Stop. Me. ASAP.

7. Yellow Cab

My baby! Anything Yellow Cab is yummy!!! :)

That's it! Sobrang random, I think I'm just fly and tired. Hahaha! Hope you're having a lighter week!

Cheers to the freakin' weekend! Oh man, I waited for you for quite long! ❤

Sanity Break

Things are getting tough lately work-wise but gotta hustle! Hello everyone! :) Hope you're having a light and fun week. Mine's pretty hectic since Monday, but I'm seeing it as a challenge and a blessing at the same time. :) Anything easy isn't worth having. Let's keep the positive vibes going, yes?

There's something magical about blogging that makes me feel calm and fulfilled. So I'm publishing something before my sanity break ends! Here's a quick outfit post, hope you'll love it! ❤

On me: drawstring dress courtesy of Perfect Fit Shop

Photos by Mom

I told you this will be quick! My sanity break's done. Now back to werq!