It’s ok to not be ok. Let me say that again. It’s ok to not be ok.
You may be reading this because you feel sad, or low, perhaps you’re stuck and can’t seem to find motivation or direction. Add to this our constant need to compare ourselves to others and the cycle continues.
Even though I am now looking to help you find a way through, I want you to know that I too experience low points in my life, the occasional day can sometimes run in to a week, and so we are the same you and I.
The key for me is to accept and acknowledge how I am feeling, I’ve come to know that what I push down sticks around. Trapped energy is never healthy.
Developing a self care strategy that creates a flow, however subtle is important. The principle of flow is movement, and acknowledging this is a major step towards healing ourselves and feeling better.
So let us consider a few proven methods of releasing stuck energy, so often stored as emotions or harmful repetitive thoughts.
Breaking an habitual pattern is a perfect place to start, consciously changing your direction around something as simple as what you have for breakfast, your normal route to work, a room layout, re recording an old answerphone message. Anything that creates an immediate change releases energy.
Add to this movement, literally your ability to move. I totally understand that when we feel low it’s easy to become dormant, but this equates to no flow. To staying stuck. It is possible to rest even whilst taking a gentle walk.
And finally to the practice of sharing how you are feeling, taking thoughts and emotions once buried and releasing them. Maybe this can be to a close trusted friend, but if this leaves you feeling vulnerable then write them down. Emptying yourself on to a page is a wonderful way to find freedom and loosen the grip the energy had within.
So to conclude, acceptance will set you free. However you are feeling is how you are feeling. Don’t add to the struggle by fighting it. Take your time, be gentle and compassionate towards yourself and when you feel ready develop a way of releasing the energy that works for you. It really is the key that unlocks the door.
We weren’t born to suffer you and I, taking care of yourself isn’t selfish it’s essential.