Do you ever just feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Like every problem and issue consumes you and you have no control? Guess what warriors-you are not the only one. Sometimes it feels as though society is telling you that showing how you are feeling is a sign of weakness. Well let me tell you something, screw society! If you sat in your anxiety or your depression without releasing any of your feelings, you would explode.We all have days where we feel unstoppable and then there’s days that you just feel defeated. It is a part of life and although it’s hard to accept sometimes, it’s just something that we all have to go through.
You can’t hold it together all the time especially when things aren’t going your way. You feel as though the universe is against you in every aspect not just one. The bad day turns into a bad week and the bad week turns into a bad month. Something at work goes wrong, you get a flat tire, or an unexpected bill comes up. The list goes on and you almost feel like it won’t stop. You’re allowed to give yourself time to process. You’re even allowed to sit in your feelings for a bit. But what I don’t want you to do is dwell on it for too long because the more you do, the more negativity will pour into you.
The more we talk about these hidden emotions, the more help we can get to manage them. Whether that is speaking to someone about how you are feeling or even using a coping mechanism you’ve learned over time. There are so many resources that we fail to use while down because we just don’t have the energy at the time. But there is a way out from these bad days. Reminder: It’s okay to feel down.
Here are some tips for those days you’re not okay:
- Try to be social- As hard as this can be especially when you don’t want to openly speak on what’s bothering you it can help. Just striking up a simple conversation with a co-worker can release the tension built up.
- Use healthy outlets– This can mean a number of things and can be specific for each one of you. Some healthy outlets can be writing in your journal, working out, yoga, meditation, etc. Find what works for you and try to use it daily. It will help in the long run.
- Let yourself feel– Recognizing your feelings and allowing yourself to process can make all the difference in the world. It might be uncomfortable but it will help to work through them.
I’m here to remind you are not alone because there is always someone else out there feeling it too. You may be afraid to open up to others especially if they are going through something also. I found that sharing your emotions and thoughts can help lift some of that weight off your shoulders. Every day life is filled with ups and downs but that’s what forms us into the people we become on the journey. So when you’re having one of those down days, remember you have people around you that care for you, you matter and you were put onto this earth for a reason. You just have to search for it.