It’s okay to not be okay… We’re all imperfect human-beings, striving to keep up with a society that forces us to portray an image.
The society will expect you to keep up that pretentious smile because if you don’t, you fear, they’ll judge you and disapprove of you in some way, mostly by calling you a weakling because in their eyes, you must conceal your downers, problems and insecurities or else you won’t be good enough. That’s wrong!
It’s 2019, and activists have finally succeeded in bringing a change. Mental health is finally acknowledged. And in my eyes, it’s even more important than physical health because if your mental hygiene isn’t taken care of, you’ll fail to keep up with your physical health – After all, it’s your brain that runs you.
Having feelings and emotions doesn’t mean you are weak at all – It only means you’re human.
Therefore, it’s okay to take a break. It’s okay to pamper yourself a little extra on days when you’re not feeling great.
You have to be willing to endure the storm, to enjoy and appreciate the rainbow that follows.
Suppressing your emotions will never invalidate them, it’ll just slow up the healing process and also mentally drain you because you’ll constantly be pushing your fears, insecurities and all those poisonous thoughts and feelings within you, pushing them in further; not even realising that your wounds are only becoming deeper this way.
Society’s made us believe that it’s better to keep our issues hidden because what’s the point of talking about something that cannot be fixed, and what’s the point of discussing something that’s already happened.
And that’s honestly such an illiterate approach.
It’s actually necessary to vent, because if you don’t, you’re actually going to be letting all those poisonous thoughts and feelings sink deeper into your system, you’re going to be helping all that negativity make a home inside of you.
Hence, if you’re going through a hard time, feel free to reach out to those who will understand and support you.
Because you can’t fix what you don’t reveal, and the only way out of your pain is through it.
You should take as much time as you like, to feel, absorb, understand and recover.
You come first. And you do not have to be perfect. Stop worrying so much about what ‘others’ think. It’s completely understandable if you don’t feel okay on some days. You are allowed to take as much time as you want. It’s your life, and you deserve the best of everything.
Advice: Take time off to rest and recharge yourself. It’s necessary.