No, really. Are. You. Ok?
Let's be real here. I genuinely care. I am here for you if you are not OK.
It's OK to not be OK. I repeat, it is OK to not be OK. Please know this. Everything in moderation, including moderation and including OK.
Life ebbs and flows, it's full of highs and lows. It's not always going to be rainbows, butterflies and sunset beach walks. Sometimes it's grey clouds, thunderstorms and moths.
Please be kind to yourself. Let yourself be OK with not being OK (sometimes). If it gets too much or unbearable, please be OK with seeking help - whether if it's from a loved one, friends or professionals.
It's OK to feel down, sad, mad, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, scattered, flat, low, or just not your usual self at times. Go gentle with yourself. Be OK with slowing down. Be OK with listening to your body, to your gut, to your heart, to your intuition.
It's OK to ask for help or let others know you are not OK. It doesn't mean you're broken, unlovable or inadequate. Please be OK with reaching out if you're not OK. You never know what someone else might be going through. In sharing your struggles, you might give someone else permission to share theirs too.
In tough times, remind yourself "This too shall pass". Just like the grey, moody, heavy winters are temporary, so too are the low times. Sometimes life throws us the lows so that we appreciate the highs.
The past 18 months have been challenging for many of us. If you're feeling lonely or isolated, connect with yourself, invest in yourself, love yourself, be your own bestfriend.
Don't forget your mother. Mother Nature is always there for you on those not-OK days. When the going gets tough, get to a park, beach, river, the bush, watch the sunset, listen the birds, cuddle a pet.
If you're at your wits end, frazzled and exhausted, sad, feeling hopeless or helpless or just feeling off and not your usual self, drop me a message. I am here to help. Know that with a little time, patience and self-love, this will pass.
YOU'VE GOT THIS. I hope you are OK .
Sending you lots of peace, love and joy.
P.s. If this post has brought anything up for you, please reach out to Beyond Blue or LifeLine in Australia or your local GP.