When you feel like your life is a whirlwind and you can't get your grip, when you feel like your feet have been swept up from underneath you and you can't make out upright from upside down, when you feel like you can hardly catch your breath, when you finally notice your breath and realize it's shallow and fast, when you feel like you're standing directly in a wind storm and rain is pelting you in the face and there is no one around to give you a hand, when you can't sleep at night because something has happened that makes your mind race... come back to your practice, whatever that may be, come back to it.
Perhaps you meditate, go for a jog or a walk, practice Yoga, cuddle with a loved one, listen to music, artistically create for yourself, etc. Remind yourself of it and do it.
There will always be times when you feel like your life is out of control, when you put too much out into the world and get nothing back in return but pain and overwhelming instability, when you're lost, unfocused and confused. Set aside some time to practice. Take a deep breath and tell yourself everything is alright.
There is nothing holding you back but yourself. You can place blame on other people or certain situations in your life, but you have created them, you have chosen the people who are in your life, you have given yourself the life you lead. Constraints are not constraints unless you choose to let them be. There is nothing holding you back but yourself.
When people have too much going on in their lives and not enough down time, little will end well. You may try to constantly multitask or stretch yourself too thin; no good will come of it. In fact, it's near impossible for humans to function well that way.
Hold on, breathe and stick to your practice! It will always serve you, no matter what you are going through, no matter where you are. It will serve you.
Life is full of challenges. It's how we handle them that defines who we are. I am grateful to say I have gone through some enormous storms these past 6 months with a smile on my face and laughter in my heart.