It’s Okay Not To Be Okay


It is okay. Honestly. I have some difficulty coming to terms with these few words, and many a time I have actually broken down because I used to feel like there was something wrong with me if I wasn’t happy around people and that I always had to be happy all the time. There isn’t a need constantly to put on this mask for the world, it might seem easier to just put this mask on and to tell the world where to go but you don’t need to. I am still learning everyday to accept that but if you’re feeling this right now then you need this post.

I feel overwhelmed with emotions, I’m worried, scared, emotional, I’m overthinking everything, I’m confused, lost and I’m at that point where I’m physically and emotionally exhausted from trying to put on this mask everyday and pretend.

I’m not okay, I can finally admit that to myself. But I’m learning that when I admit it to myself I can realise that it won’t be forever. Just because I’m feeling like this right now doesn’t mean that it is forever, life is a roller coaster and right now it is a down moment.

I honestly believe that in society signs of weakness isn’t the to thing you do, I know from previous experience people honestly feel like you should be have this mask of happiness on all the time, you should be happy all of the time, and the mask shouldn’t fall, however that isn’t life. That isn’t how it works.

That mask is allowed to fall, it is okay to cry, show your emotions, show that not everything is okay. Let’s be honest, we all have bad days and sometimes those bad days can be worse than ever, but don’t ever feel like you can’t get through it.

When you have a bad day, there are so many ways that can help to improve your day, even for a little while and sometimes it can be nice to take your mind off things, here is a post of things I do on a bad mental health day!

Never forget what a strong, talented, fantastic, beautiful, loving, kind caring person you are, I find that sometimes when I have a bad day and I am not okay I end up putting myself down. Let’s be honest, you are fantastic and bad days don’t make you a bad person, a person who doesn’t deserve happiness or has done something wrong.

What you’re feeling right now is okay and I promise you, you can get through this.

Been feeling like this recently? Leave your response in the comments!

Love Amie 2016

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  1. 26/10/2016 / 12:42 pm

    I love this post so much… not every day is full of rainbows and positivity.. and some days can be more rubbish than others. That is just what makes us normal! It is so important to remember that you are amazing and things will get better no matter what you are going through! 🙂


  2. 28/10/2016 / 9:25 pm

    Totally agree with the sentiment of this post <3 I used to feel this way, then uni happened and the emotional floodgates opened and I was an actual mess, but I was living and loving hard as well as panicking hard and slipping into severe depression. I got help and muddled through and was kind to myself and kind to friends. By being so open about it I had friends confide in me about their mental illnesses that no one else knew about, they felt they could talk to me because I was so out with it about my illnesses. And that made it all worthwhile and much easier to share. Knowing I could help and that friends saw me as someone they could trust, it helped, and I could help them 🙂

  3. 30/10/2016 / 8:39 pm

    I love this <3 especially as young women, there's so much pressure on us to be perfect, and bad mental health often doesn't fit into that model of perfection. I love that there are people like you speaking out about that and reminding people that it's okay to have bad days and not be okay all the time xx


  4. 30/10/2016 / 11:25 pm

    I loved reading this post! I agree with you. It’s actually quite refreshing when people honestly answer the question “how are you?” with “you know what, I’m not feeling so great today”. It’s okay not to be okay, and more people need to embrace this and take the necessary steps to be okay again!

  5. 07/01/2017 / 10:30 pm

    I love this post, the message is really important! I have always felt like I had to ‘put on a mask’ and I’m only now learning that this isn’t necessary. It is completely okay not to be okay and with the right people showing weakness can create a closer friendship, a deeper understanding and can help us to overcome hard times. xx

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