Waking up with a pit in your stomach is all too familiar. Getting out of bed sometimes seems like an impossible task. There are days that thought becomes a reality where your feelings and emotions take over and your bed wins. Just the thought of staying under the covers all day with the blinds shut while ignoring the entire outside world puts your mind at ease.
When tomorrow seems daunting and you can’t shake this feeling of a consuming sadness or darkness, remember it’s just a bad day, not a bad life.
If your biggest accomplishment of the day was simply getting out of bed, then that is okay. If all you are doing is breathing and eating something, no one is going to judge you. No one expects you to be happy-go-lucky all the time.
Sometimes life is hard, harder than you’d ever imagine. But just don’t let that keep you down. There are going to be days that will test your patience and your strength. You may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, like you’re going to collapse under all the pressure.
People are going to irritate you for no reason, sounds, smells and every other little thing is going to get under your skin.
It could be him, or her, or even them that are weighing heavily on your heart. It could even be you. You could feel like you’re not enough like you’re a burden to everyone around you.
You aren’t a burden, though, and you never will be.
Remember it’s okay to cry, it is okay to feel sad and it is okay to let yourself feel that emotion. It’s inevitable, all you have to do is accept every feeling as it hits you ride it out. It’s only temporary.
It isn’t okay though, to tell yourself that you aren’t enough, to tell yourself that you are worthless and to feel so terrible about yourself.
I know it’s easier said than done, but you have to learn to take a deep breath and realize that you can’t be a superhero every day.