It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

It's Okay to Not Be Okay

I call time out.

Can we just do a quick check in with each other?⁣⁣⁣

You are on my mind…⁣⁣

⁣How are you holding up?⁣⁣⁣

How are you 𝒻𝑒𝑒𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑔?⁣⁣

⁣Is your body hanging in there, or are you in an autoimmune flare?⁣⁣⁣

Yep, I’m Not Okay Either

Me…⁣⁣how am I holding up?⁣⁣⁣

I alternate between being okay,⁣⁣ and not being okay.⁣⁣⁣

Most of the day I find myself feeling strong, empowered, and finding peace amidst the stress surrounding me.⁣

⁣⁣The other part of the day?⁣⁣

⁣I feel anything but okay.⁣⁣⁣

And ya know what?⁣

That’s okay.⁣

Because here’s the thing…⁣

I keep in mind that I run into trouble when I find myself not taking the time to to 𝒻𝑒𝑒𝓁 all the feels.⁣⁣⁣

So Here’s What I Do

My knee jerk reaction to not being okay is to bury myself in my work,⁣

while trying to be ALL the things for my kids and my man,⁣⁣⁣

and then I do not take the time to process my feelings and to admit I am not okay.⁣⁣⁣

How does that work out for me?⁣⁣⁣

Not so great.⁣⁣⁣

When I don’t take the time to feel all the feels and to allow myself time to not be okay, I find myself waking up in the middle of the night with my mind spinning and emotions high.⁣⁣

⁣I toss and turn ⁣and the lack of quality sleep does not help anything.⁣⁣⁣

So when I’m not okay, I remind myself to take some time during the day to process things.⁣⁣⁣

What we are living through is tough stuff.⁣⁣

⁣This is stressful.⁣⁣⁣

And it’s okay to not be okay.⁣⁣⁣

Let’s Be Not Okay Together

So if you are like me…⁣⁣I give ourselves permission today to unpack some of the heavy emotions and thoughts.⁣⁣⁣

Carrying them around will get us nowhere we want to be.⁣⁣⁣

Let’s start unpacking them, and then choose to work on building and relying upon…⁣

faith,⁣⁣⁣

hope,⁣⁣⁣

gratitude,⁣⁣⁣

positivity,⁣⁣⁣

joy,⁣⁣⁣

and⁣⁣⁣

laughter.⁣⁣⁣

You and me?⁣⁣⁣

𝒲𝑒 𝑔𝑜𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓈.⁣⁣…it may not always feel like it, but we do!

⁣𝐼 𝒶𝓂 𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓎𝑜𝓊, 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊, 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓈𝓊𝓅𝓅𝑜𝓇𝓉 𝓎𝑜𝓊.⁣

PS – if you’re not okay because you’re in a flare, I’ve got your back.  Here’s an article on self-care for autoimmune flares.  Also, remember the importance of finding gratitude.

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