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?
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…
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.