It’s okay to not be okay

I think people forget. It’s okay to not be okay. Instead of running around on empty, why not take a break and recharge? I get it. We are in a time where eveything is a race to the finsih line. But, let’s be honest, there is no finish line until we die.

I feel that we must start speaking up about our mental state. If we don’t,  how can we get better? I learn from my first hand experiences.  When I finally sought help durning my pregnancy,  everything clicked.  I realized that I didn’t always have to keep my depression to myself.  I can speak about it.  I think most people feel crying out for help shows weakness so they would rather handle it on their own. Well, let me say this; you can only get so far with that idea. Crying out for help is not a weakness.  It’s actually a form of strength.  Put your guard down and allow yourself to be vulnerable.

Over the past few weeks,  I was in denial.  I didn’t want to believe that I was in my depression again. I realized towards the middle that I needed to talk. I knew if I didn’t, I would get to into a serious funk. That’s when it dawn on me to open up about my depression. So many of us are suffering in silence.  I feel in this day and age, it’s hard to say you’re not okay bcause you will be classified as unstable, a cry baby and an attention seeker.  Yeah, attempts have been made to raise awareness in mental health, but not enough.

The moral of this post is, it’s okay to not be okay. Regardless of what the world may try to label you. Just remember this, you have to take care of you. We can not be 100 all the time. It’s okay to unplug yoursef from the world and recharge.

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