Some days are just rough. Bad things come without a warning. Everyone reaches the lowest point in life, no matter how hard we try to be safe and protective of ourselves. We all go through the darkest times of our lives.
But being not OK doesn’t mean you stop living.
“The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around – and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.” [ Daniell Koepke]
Everything is temporary; Emotions, thoughts, people and scenery. Do not become attached, just flow with it.
If you’re sad, be sad. If you’re mad, be mad, shout, and scream. And it’s OK. Express your emotions in a way that it will help you. Cry if you want to, and it’s OK instead of just bottling it up. Sometimes you have to cry before you can move forward. Crying is not an indication of weakness. We are human not robots anyway.
Emotions should not be locked away.
“All emotions, even those that are suppressed and unexpressed, have physical effects. Unexpressed emotions tend to stay in the body like small ticking time bombs—they are illnesses in incubation.” [Marilyn Van Derbur]
Feelings are something all of us have. Our feelings are valid. We have every right to feel whatever emotion we want. And that’s not being dramatic nor over exaggerating.
“We are supposed to feel. We are supposed to love. And hate. And hurt. And grieve and break and be destroyed and rebuild ourselves to be destroyed again. That is human. That is humanity. That’s being alive. That’s the point. That’s the entire point. Don’t avoid it. Don’t extinguish it.” [Grey’s Anatomy]
Emotions are fleeting.
And life isn’t static.