I have had a trying time the last few days. I tell you this not to bring negativity to the blog but to simply say that I have. Having a bad day or a bad week can happen to all of us and I see no shame in standing up and being counted. I’m not depressed, nothing life shattering has happened, it is just the way it is. The same for many of you reading this as it is quite normal for many, if not all, of us!
No matter how spiritual we might be, no matter how productive or hardworking we are, sometimes a bad day just happens. A memory, a situation, a catalogue of frustrating problems. Sometimes all the coping mechanisms in the world which usually work just fine will sometimes fail us. We can roll with it, see it as a challenge to help us grow or we can internalise it and let it fester. I choose the former. I will perhaps have a light, mutual moan to my dearest friend and then I will roll with it. Stick it out and go get myself a herbal bath and a face mask.
Personally, I find it unrealistic when I read posts saying we should all be bright sparks of positivity 24/7 in front of others to maintain a social front. To me that is one of the major reasons why depression is still on the rise. Nor will I hide away everytime I feel emotionally challenged in case it offends someone who might be brought down by my mood. After all, as I see it, someone would have to be pretty emotionally challenged all the time themselves if their mood is so permanently altered by mine or anyone else’s…stones and glasshouses, anyone? 😉
So I say to all you guys and gals out there who are having a bad day…go with it, be kind to yourself, forget about appearances or feelings of shame…it will be over with much quicker without the extra guilt or worry attached.
Tomorrow is another day, another beautiful sunrise and another night to sleep on it and find the answers.
Never feel guilty for being you, for being honest about how you feel or for simply being human. Live life!