Have you ever felt the desperate need to shout out loud and say, “I’m not okay!” instead of giving the regular “I’m doing well!” response? Most of us are tuned to say, “I’m good!” without any thought. Ever thought why do we do it? Why don’t we express ourselves honestly? Why do we keep our issues to ourselves?
Time to change. Pretending to be okay might act as a slow poison to your mental health. It’s okay to say that you are not okay. Speaking your heart out to people you trust and are close can make a significant difference in your life.
Let me share 5 ways of expressing not being okay. Of course, not saying there are no other, but these have helped me every now and then.
Admit the fact that you are not okay
This will help you feel lighter and in turn, better. After all, we are humans and we have feelings, good or bad. No one is perfect. There are none who haven’t been through ups and downs in their everyday life. Talking about it to your closed ones will not just take the pressure of your heart but will make you mentally and physical strong too. It helps to accept the situation and, develop courage to face the problem.
Be honest with yourself
That will also make you an honest person in the eyes of others as it depicts a strong and fearless personality. Opposite to the common belief, being honest will not make you look weak and in fact you will be regarded as an individual who can be trusted. This is only going to further cement your relationship with your close ones.
Seek help fearlessly
It’s not always about looking out for others but also helping ourselves when need is evident. There’s nothing wrong in practicing some self-love.
Never hide your issues
That will limit your growth Be open and bring them out and you will see exponential development in the way you’ll handle situations. If you hold on to issues within yourself, you are only making it difficult for yourself to move out of your comfort zone, comfortably.
Failures are pointers for you to learn and need to be looked at as areas of potential improvement. Work on them rather than feeling dejected and over-thinking about it. Move on but remember to keep them in mind only to ensure it isn’t repeated.
This is a small recap of things that helped me overcome my issues and look forward to what life has to offer. I now know, as a matter of fact, that it’s okay to say “I’m not okay ”and I’ve been able to see brighter results beyond my problems. Obviously, it’s easier said than done, but trust me working on this one step at a time will soon project a difference in you as well as the people around you.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this. You’re welcome to share any life story of yours that has helped you overcome tough situations. Do leave a comment below and lets hold hands to help each other feel that “IT’S OKAY TO SAY "I AM NOT OKAY!”
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