Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Sometimes it's okay not to be okay.

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Like many other people I've spent the majority of my life comparing myself to others. In fact this has probably got worse over the last few years and I'm constantly worrying about whether I'm good enough or wishing I could change parts of my appearance or wanting to be that bit more confident. I wanted to write this post, not cos I want attention or people to feel sorry for me, but to let other people know they are not alone. I'm sure there are thousands of people out there that get down in the dumps like I do, but sometimes it can feel like you are the only person in the world that feels that way. 

Sometimes life gets too much. I've had a lot of pressures from uni recently, and although my life is 1000 times better than some people's, it can sometimes be so overwhelming and exhausting that I can feel like giving up. I know, like some, some days it's hard to put a smile on my face and promise the world that 'I'm okay' but as well as the hard days, there are some good. The last few weeks I've been seeing the positive side to things a little more and spent a little more with a genuine smile on my face. Hopefully over time this will get to be more on a daily basis. My biggest challenge is to overcome my anxiety's and stop playing things over and over in my head. It sounds like an easy enough thing to do, but to me it's a huge mountain that I need to climb.

This blog has always been a place for me to express myself. Over the past few years I've written very little personal posts and now I feel a little more confident speaking out. I don't want this post to be a negative thing, but I just want to express that life can get crazy sometimes and it's difficult not to get wrapped up in it. It's hard to remember you are not alone but I promise you are not. And most importantly sometimes it's okay not to be okay.

Katie xx
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  1. My confidence is so low and it's hard to try to talk to someone about it without sounding like you're attention seeking so I know how you feel. It can be really hard but I'm sure both our confidence will grow with time, hope you feel 110% soon babe.

    Catherine xx
    www.youwishyou.com

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  2. I couldn't agree more, sating I'm OK is almost like an auto pilot reaction & often we don't want to burden someone with whats going on. Sending you lots of love xx

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  3. I know how you feel. Lovely to hear someone going through the same thing. Hope you feel better soon and thank you for your honestly!

    Emma x
    BEAUTY AND RAGS

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  4. Well said, I've felt exactly the same over the past couple of months with all the pressure that uni piles onto you in the exam period. Hope you feel better soon, it's summer!

    Kathleen @ Made In The 1990's.

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  5. I can completely relate to you - sometimes it's overwhelming to think logically and therefore face things with a "normal" (whatever that may be) head on. Hope things keep looking up for you :)

    Danielle danielletc.com

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  6. I know how you feel. Keep your head up and heart strong xxx

    Jo x

    She Wears Burgundy

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