Mental Illness

It’s ok

It’s ok to not be ok. To be struggling with aspects of your life. To be feeling lost and not knowing where to go. To feel as though things cannot possibly get better. This is normal and something that every person on this earth has experienced at least once in their lives. Which can be hard to believe when all your head is telling you is that you are so alone. But I can promise you that you are not. That life can and will get better. That you are strong enough to overcome anything.

Everyone faces challenges in their lives that can seem impossible to overcome. What may seem trivial to you, could feel like hell on earth to another. Just because it does not seem like a big deal to you does not mean that someone else is struggling to comprehend where to go and how to move forwards with their lives. Your darkest moments are not just yours alone, there a billions of people that have also experienced their darkest moments, and while the circumstances may differ, there are people out there who can understand the feelings and thoughts you are experiencing.

As I was growing up I was taught that God never allows things to happen that we cannot handle. Which I really struggled to believe until recently. Regardless of if you are religious or not, I feel like this still holds a lot of relevance. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that once you get past your current hurdle your life will only be rainbows and unicorns for the rest of you life, because that is bullshit. There is always going to be the good and the bad, you cannot have one without the other, and that’s just life. But each challenge we face prepares us for the next. We grow from all of our experiences and that strength that we gain allows us to handle the next chapter in our lives.

Whether you have experienced some sort of trauma, feel like the world would be better off without you or are just completely lost at what your purpose is in life, it is ok. It is all part of the human emotions learning how to process your circumstances. Your emotions are not necessarily a bad thing that should not be listened to. Our emotions effect everything we do and its important to not suppress them. In doing so they will fester and grow into something that is hard to control. Let yourself feel the emotions you need to, and then, move on.

It’s ok to not be ok. Know that you are not alone, that there are others out there feeling like they are also not ok. We need to reach out, sick together and be the change we want to see in the world. You are not alone, a burden or hopeless. You are experiencing what you need to in order to grow. You are right where you need to be.

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