Hey, It's Okay...

Most of the time we're never told it's okay, where the 'it's okay' has more meaning. It's okay to be this or that, or like this or that... The moral compass, the one that’s a useful little part of your mind that keeps you on the right track. Then there's the nasty one, the one that makes you feel guilty for no reason or makes you feel inferior even when you’re trying really hard. So I thought I’d make a list of the things that it’s okay to do, think, and feel -  I hope that if you sometimes struggle you’ll take notice and ease up on yourself, because we are all doing the best we can.

You make mistakes: Everyone, I repeat everyone, makes mistakes. It’s part of being human, the ability to get things wrong. Mistakes a great chance to learn more and to reassess what you want. 

You need to rest: We can’t be productive all the time. Rest is important and allows us to function better when we are working. If you need to nap, nap. If you want to read, read. Take the time to look after yourself and you’ll be far more productive when you come back to it.

To want to be alone: Wanting space doesn’t mean you don’t like or the love the people you’re around. A lot of people recharge when they’re alone, and it can be a really healthy thing to do. 

To be irritable: We all go through different moods and people can’t be happy 24/7. I’ve been grouchy this week but I’m trying to recognise that it’s me and give myself time and space away from triggers. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re irritable, just take a deep breath and try to find an activity that will make you happy.

To not have life figured out yet: I don’t. I have vague plans and certain things that I adore but the future is a great big hazy mess. But you know what, I’m enjoying living day to day and learning more. I don’t have to have my whole life figured out to make plans for the next step. It will all work out in the end. Life is one big journey and i have time to do all the things i want to do and so much more to learn.

To be you: You are you, nobody else. Embrace that fully. Find out what makes you happy, and do it. You can't be anyone else, but that's okay because you get to be this wonderful unique individual. Love yourself, accept yourself, and live will be so much easier and more rewarding. You are a beautiful individual, remember that!

1 comment

  1. This is such a great post! I always feel guilty if I'm feeling upset/irritable, it's hard not to feel bad about being in a foul mood!