Life can be wonderful — full of absolute joy and laughter. There are some seasons of life that feel too good to be true, but as with anything in life, things ebb and flow. Naturally, we all have some “down” days, and aside from that natural occurrence, we all go through some rough patches in our lives. There are some bumps in the road, inevitably, and we need to be kind to ourselves in those instances.
Many times, we feel like we have to keep our head held high and forcibly keep smiling — does that work for you? Perhaps it does. Maybe forcing happiness turns into real happiness, sometimes that can absolutely happen.
But, if that’s not the case, I have to tell you this.
If nobody has told you lately, I want you to give yourself complete permission to feel whatever feelings you’re sorting through. It’s not bad or wrong to explore the darker, more sad feelings — it just gets troublesome when we get stuck there.
So give yourself the space and permission to sift through your feelings, sort them out, and hang them up to dry.