“I’m so positive I cannot handle myself.” I heard someone saying this out loud at a party and I was in shock! This guy just told me my life quote and all I could do was laugh out loud. It still cracks me up everytime I think about it. What I am trying to say is that it’s okay not to be okay. – Yes it’s totally fine and something I still have to remind myself now and then. I’m learning to embrace all of my emotions. I pause:
We live in a society where it’s like we cannot loose our cool. In the Western culture we value rational thinking and logic. Usually we learn at a young age to label our emotions. Young boys are often told that they are not aloud to cry and they have to man up. Children are being forced to suppress emotions at a young age.
It’s okay not to be okay – embrace it!
Last weekend I was wondering why my highs are skyhigh and my lows feel like the lowest. But then I realized once again I never take the time to really accept the fact that there are days when you feel off. When you are out of touch with your feelings and you can’t accept something about yourself – it’s because deep down you don’t fully love yourself. It’s like i’m holding my breath long enough and then pass out when I cannot hold it any longer. I’m extremely hard when it comes down to this.
You feel like you have to toughen up. And it’s not healthy at all. When I was younger I was asking myself why I was being sensitive all the time. I felt I had to change in order to deal with my emotions, like it was a bad thing.
Changing our thoughts does not adress the emotions that are stored in the body. So for now. I take a deep breath and I pause. I let it all out. It’s okay not to be okay. Love the lows and be thankful for these life lessons. Don’t bury your feelings. Embrace them and find a way to let it go again.
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