It’s Okay Not To Be Okay…
No matter where you go, who you speak to, or what you do, someone always comes up to you with a question that you’ve been avoiding for so long throughout every conversation: “how are you doing?”
If we put it into perspective, most of us lie whenever that question comes up. We’re so used to hearing it from family, friends, co-workers, and strangers, that our brains have found a way to give an automatic response without actually acknowledging the way that we truly feel.
It’s Okay Not To Be Okay
Life isn’t perfect for anyone. We all struggle, we’re all dealing with loss, sadness, grief, financial issues, or lifestyle inconveniences; we’re all fighting internal forces that prevent us from fully living our lives, and that’s completely okay. Pretending to have a perfect life, job, and relationship, are not ways to make ourselves believe our own lies; that’ll only make things worse.
Recognizing that there’s something that you need to work with, something that’s not letting you fulfill your whole potential is a great step towards understanding the power our minds have.
It’s okay not to be okay. You can feel sad, depressed, stressed, mad, disappointed, or anxious, it doesn’t matter. You’re allowed to feel and you owe it to yourself to make up for the millionth lies you have been telling yourself and everyone else around you.
How To Break A Generalized Pattern
The things we are taught when we are young are crucial when it comes to our life’s development. Sometimes we don’t even recognize how toxic and misleading these messages are until we decide to pause those beliefs and start constructing a whole new belief system. It’s important to truly comprehend who we are and what we stand for before planting those same beliefs onto other generations.
- Support Your Psychological Wellness – The breaking of generational cycles begins with you. Ask yourself: are there any personal conduct standards, addictive characteristics, on-going patterns and health beliefs, or acquired practices that don’t serve your life in a satisfying manner?
- For Your Mental Health, Choose Wellness – Break the negative grasp that you may have on your life. Do you believe that “some things are best remaining unspoken”? In some rare cases, that perspective may be alright. However, these restrictions may result in conditions that have a negative impact on our lives. Things that are worthy of discussion — need to be discussed. We can’t go around living trapped in a bubble of problems that are not even ours to begin with. Work towards breaking those cycles.
- You Can Do Better When You Know Better – It is acceptable to have a different standard or perspective for your life. We don’t have to believe in whatever our parents or grandparents believed — or stand by with what they chose to accept and what they didn’t. It is not a requirement for us to let someone else’s life beliefs and perspectives become our own. We are our own person, we can make decisions based on what we stand for, not what others want us to stand for.
Write Down Your Goals
Life is challenging and sometimes we can’t seem to find something to aim our targets at and make sure we accomplish that task. Did you know that writing down your goals gives you an extra boost of fulfillment which helps you to completely achieve said goal?
I know just how frustrating achieving your goals can be and because of that, I decided to create this goal sheet to help you get started.To print, you can download it here.
Oftentimes, we’re so in-depth with our stressful situations that we completely forget about ourselves. Self-care isn’t just working out, eating healthy, or going to the spa. Self-care can be as simple as taking time to read a book, organize your nightstand, spend time with your pet, and relaxing while taking a well-deserved nap. As we said before, life is hard, and sometimes the best we can do is simply get out of bed and try our best to get past the day.
I’m in no way a digital creator, but I tried my best to create this self-care check-in sheet for you to use.
You can simply save the image or download this PDF file so you can have an HQ print of the mentioned sheet. This could be a daily practice if you want to add it to your daily routines, or you can even add your self-care strategies.
You Deserve To Live A Fulfilling Life
As we stated before, it’s okay not to be okay. As much as we’d like to achieve a perfect life that’s just unrealistic. We can do things and change things in our lives that could potentially help us along this journey, but it’s not always going to be the fastest road to take.
Remember, you don’t always have to feel like you have your whole life under control. Managing your mental health is key to everything that we have discussed here. It’s not an easy road but together, lifting each other, and celebrating each other’s achievements, by that we can not only help ourselves feel better but we can also help others who might need a helping hand. Of course, we’re all on the same road but not all paths lead to the same safe zone. Needing an extra hand to help us deal with our struggles is a powerful and brave move for anyone who might find that talking to a therapist is a waste of time. I’m here to tell you that it is not. There are so many resources out there. Due to our current situation, it can be hard to take that step and because of that I will suggest you giving Online-Therapy a try; they’ve been helping so many people over the years and it’s no different now. So many therapists are available at the tip of your finger. Don’t let the opportunity go by. For you, for me, for everyone; we all deserve to feel good again.