It's OK To Have An "Off" Day
I read something recently that was suppose to be inspirational but honestly instead of feeling inspired I ended up feeling rather uneasy and confused. Without getting into too much detail the person explained that they thought the best solution to when there are problems was to stop being weak and do something about it. And I'll explain why that got me feeling a bit uneasy in a little bit. Despite those feelings though, I am grateful to the person that wrote it because they inspired me to write this post and allow myself to open up and fully express my feelings/emotions.
Those who have been reading my blog posts know that my life has been quite CRAZY lately, for many different reasons in which I won't get into today (that's for another post later on). From the outside it might seem as if "I have it all together" especially based on my social media haha. I'm laughing because who really posts their personal problems for the world to see?!
Frankly some days are hard for me. Somedays as much as I want I can't get myself to stay motivated. I struggle at times to be more consistent with my blog. I ask myself "why should I try to keep writing motivational posts if I don't even feel inspired or motivated right now?". Somedays I can't help but feel sad or cry thinking about how crazy my life is right now. Of course there are days where I choose to shake it off, and think "laura there are people out there that have it worse than you, keep going", which is 100% true. There will always be people out there in this world who have it worse. But sometimes I can't help it. I'm only human.
I use to think that crying and feeling bad for myself was horrible. I use to see that as a sign of weakness. Throughout time, however, I've come to realize that feelings are no weakness. And that as much as I believe people shouldn't drown themselves in their problems and be victims, I also believe that it is more than OK to feel sad or cry or whatever the case may be. It's so easy to tell yourself and others... "Don't think about it. Be strong. Don't dwell on it. Everything will turn out for the better. Don't be weak. Keep going, Etc..." and please don't get me wrong it's great to motivate people, in fact I love doing it, but when your life isn't going as you wish or when you feel like your life is falling apart for whatever (good) reason, it's pretty hard to constantly remain happy, motivated and not feel beaten, you know?!
So what I'm about to say may sound quite odd but my point with all of this is...
I encourage you to feel sad, to cry, to feel when you NEED to. Don't pretend you don't have those feelings and try to brush them off. What good does that do?! You're human!!! FEEL!!!
BUT... I also encourage you to NEVER let that defeat you. Always get right back up, shake it off, and keep going. Always remember, this life is full of surprises and craziness...its not meant to be "perfect". AND YOU ARE NEVER ALONE.
Today I'm not writing this because I want you to feel bad for me. That is not the case whatsoever! In fact, I am writing this because I want to use my personal experiences to inspire you in anyway. I want you to know it's ok to have an "off" day where you don't have to have everything put together. I've had them too frequently lately, and I personally think that is more than okay.
I apologize for going on this rant. I just wanted to express my feelings. If you read this and are going through a tough time, I really hope this helps you in any way. XO
Much love, Laura