It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
You may have heard the phrase “you can’t pour from an empty cup”. It’s easy to put others before yourself, but you need to take care of yourself too. If you’ve set up expectations for giving, but not for asking, you may feel trapped when you do need help. Know this: it’s not too late to ask for help from others. You don’t have to – and can’t – completely be on top of everything all the time. Sometimes you aren’t okay – and that’s okay. You can learn how to deal with it by taking a step back and letting go of what you think you should be doing. I’m sure there are many people out in the world who would love to be able to give advice or guidance to someone else. Think about how helping others makes you feel. Don’t you want to give that for others? As you know all too well, helping others feels wonderful, and makes you that much closer. Being that for other people isn’t a bad thing. It’s just that when you’re feeling down, it doesn’t mean your life is going to be better. It’s okay to not be ok sometimes, but if you’re struggling with depression or anxiety and need help, ask yourself: who can I trust to help me? I’m not alone in this struggle. There are many people out there who have been through it before. They’ve had their share of ups and downs, but the one thing that has always been there is love. We all have our own struggles, and it’s important to find someone who can help us get through them. Don’t treat your personal struggles as secondary, or lesser than others. You aren’t conditional, or a side character of your life. You’re only human, and you will need other’s help from time to time. We all do.