Content Creator: Ananya Anindita Content Editor: Armani Moore Blog Designer: Halima Asif
There are certain times in everyone’s lives where they feel down, drained, empty, or just not themselves (which is absolutely normal). Wherein, the first thought in our mind is, “I should smile and move along, otherwise people are going to think something’s wrong with me.” And 9 times out of 10, we do exactly this - pretending to be okay and “get over it”. But you are not at fault if you do this, as that is what the world, society, has ingrained into us.
The phrase, “People have it worse!” is something that we hear a lot. This often leads us to feel guilty for being sad over something supposedly trivial. The suppression of emotions, which might seem insignificant, or a type of ‘coping mechanism’, can actually grow into a much bigger, monstrous issue. So, here is the truth, you need not compare your hardship with that of another. What you are going through mainly affects you and the people around you - it is something that causes inconvenience in your life, and you have the right to be upset over them. If you need to, cry your heart out, because that is absolutely normal. Crying is a basic human emotion. It is an emotional outlet, and it helps in making us more authentic. Humans have an extremely wide emotional spectrum, so there are no possibilities where your emotions will remain constant.
“It’s okay to not be okay” helps a lot, right? Even though to an outsider, inner conflicts are always silent, they still tend to use this, hoping that it will help the person who is suffering. Your mind is your workhouse.
A healthy mind will result in a healthy surrounding, and the road to a healthy mind begins by accepting your current condition.
So, it is okay if you are not okay! You do not have to be embarrassed about your condition or feel any sort of inferiority. There is more strength in you than you think.
There are so many possibilities in the near future where you will be truly happy - let this be a journey to that future.