Why It's Okay Not To Be Okay

As bloggers, it’s natural that we share the most positive aspects of our lives. We share our achievements, the good times and everything that makes us happy. It’s easy for us to think that we all have our lives together. But behind the scenes, there’s probably a lot more going on than we realise.

I remember reading something when I first started blogging. It was to decide what you’re not willing to talk about. So I never mention personal relationships or too many things about my family life or work on my blog. Many bloggers do the same. But just because they aren’t being mentioned, doesn’t mean they’re not present.

Not Every Day Has To Be A Great Day

I think what can be forgotten is the fact that every day doesn’t have to be an incredibly happy day. Yes, we try our best to make the most of each day and be positive. But every so often, we have an off day, or a couple of off days. And this is fine.

You could be having a tough time at work, or family problems. Or you could be suffering from a mental illness. We all know that times can get difficult. But I think it’s important for us not to feel guilty about this. Things will not stay this way forever. So today, I’m not giving you a list of how to feel okay. I’m not going to give you advice or tips. I just wanted to talk to you about why it’s okay not to be okay.

I come across bloggers in this industry who are completely open about discussing their mental illness. That’s such an incredible thing to do. They don’t have to share it. It’s something very private that they are more than entitled to keep to themselves. But they share their struggles, because they want to relate to people and encourage others to do the same. I admire these people.

Sometimes it might take us a while to recover from a bad place we’ve been in. But I think what’s so important to remember is that you have the strength to get through it. You can fight, adjust and refresh yourself. It’s possible. I know there could be days when you don’t want to get out of bed. I know there are days when you might spend it in the darkness. But we’re all human. This is part of life. And these moments will make you stronger. You’ll look back in the future and remember that time. It will have helped to make you the person you are today.

I don’t believe anyone should prevent themselves from enjoying life, just because they’re not okay. It’s okay if you’re not okay. It doesn’t matter if it’s for one day, one month or one year. If you’re trying and have a strong support network around you, you will make it through the struggle. But while you’re amidst the struggle, forgive yourself for not being okay. Because like the title of this post says – that’s okay. 

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