Not being okay is okay

Having days that are better than others and days that are worse than most is not only life, but it’s normal, and that’s okay. It’s okay to have days where all you want to do is cry, so cry. It’s okay to have days where you feel like all you want to do is grab a pillow and scream your head off into it, so scream. It’s okay to have those days where you don’t feel like doing anything because maybe you’ve had a rough week and it’s only Tuesday, so relax.

It’s also okay to not be fine. It is okay not to be okay. If you feel like crying, cry. If you want to scream, scream. If you need to grieve, grieve. If you want to take a day off and sleep, then sleep. Even if you want to shut out the world for a minute, an hour, a few days, do so. It sucks having emotions and it sucks that events cause us to have such strong emotions that can alter our day, our week, even our whole year. Events like a break-up, a loved one dying, or even failing your chemistry exam can transform your mood instantly, immensely, and one that is lasting and not wished for.

But it’s okay to feel these ways. It’s okay to cry, scream, grieve, sleep, mourn. People that do such actions would normally associate their feelings and their mood as ‘fine’. But in fact, that is the #1 lie told by people across the world. All of those emotions and actions are what makes humans, well, humans. It is okay to simply be human. And you are in fact a human.

If you have ever felt any of the ways I have felt whether it be my described normal days or good days, just remember that it is all right, and that it is okay to feel this way. Feeling this way does not mean that your life is coming to an end and it does not mean your life is miserable. It simply means that your heart is beating and that you are breathing. It simply means that you, yes you reading this right now, you are alive. You are alive and that is all that matters. You will have days where you feel the happiest you’ve been in years and you will also have days where you wish you were never born. But no matter what kind of day yesterday, today, or tomorrow will be, you are alive, you are loved, and you are not alone.

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