Life

It is OKAY to not feel OKAY!

Every day is a new day

Have you ever experienced a few days when you just don’t feel good? I mean today is the same as yesterday but still, you feel too low, too dull, too tired to do anything. When suddenly you have this question, where am I heading, what am I doing, why am I doing and why do I not feel happy today?

Yes, there are days when nothing has happened and still we do not feel OKAY. Sometimes it is to do with the weather, sometimes to do with not so happy news you came across or sometimes to do with just nothing at all. And when it is to do with nothing at all, that is the time we step into the zone where nothing feels right. You start interrogating your own self.
Days when you feel low on motivation, no creativity, no interest in anything around you. That feeling when you feel the vacuum inside you, you feel gloomy, you feel nothing is wrong but, I don’t feel right. The feeling when you just want to be aloof.

 

Work on yourself

In the past few months since the time pandemic has struck, I have read quite a few articles on mental well-being, feeling right, yoga, therapies, work out, motivational gyaan. All just to keep ourselves in the right frame of mind. But truly speaking when you don’t feel right, each of these things appear wrong. What I often feel is that when I am happy, I feel happy to work on myself too like yoga or meditation or a simple walk. But when I don’t feel up to, these things appear more of a gyaan to me, which is free these days.
But guess, it should be the other way round. For our mental well being, for our happiness and sanity, when we feel low, meditation or yoga or a simple workout helps to uplift oneself. To solve this vicious puzzle, I am always trapped. So when I feel right, I start doing things which have been delayed for quite a while and working on myself again goes on hold. Then, when I do not feel right I eventually end up doing nothing. Isn’t it? Procrastinating until I can sustain.

Take a break

However, coming back to the topic. I am not here to give any tips but just sharing my own experience on what to do when we just do not feel right or do not feel OKAY. (Click here for tips on self-love)
  1. Just believe in yourself, you are strong and you do not have to prove it to the world every single day. So it’s okay to feel weak on a few of the odd days.
  2. If not all the tasks of your daily routine, but do try and follow the routine to an extent. That helps to keep one on track and at the end we get back to the correct mind frame. Because if the same mood swing continues for another day, I swear it will be too much to manage. So try and stick to the routine.
  3. The more you keep thinking about this feeling, the more you will feel bad. So just move on, because every day is a new day and every day is a new you.
  4. Just believe these feelings are temporary and we shall be back to our normal selves soon. Everybody has happy days and sad days. However, nobody posts on social media about their low days because social media is all about posting ‘the perfect moment’. So please don’t go by that.
  5. Life is full of imperfections, just go with the flow without being harsh on yourself or rather on your mind.
Until then, follow this famous quote,
“When you are tired, get some rest. When you are sad, go ahead and cry. It’s okay to take a break. Then one day, there will surely come a day when you’ll be able to run again.

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