Happy Monday! It's OK to Feel Like Shit

As I'm getting older, I'm grasping the concept that feelings are temporary. I used to believe that my emotions were a testament to who I am. "Weak, sensitive, cry-baby, and moody" were descriptive words that I would use to describe my personality. Now as a soon-to-be 21 year old young woman, I have come to the realization that these bad feelings are not an accurate definition of who I am.

Essentially, our feelings are simply a temporary expression of that describes a moment of how we feel. 

With this being said, it is perfectly okay to feel like shit! As I am writing this, I have had a pretty bad day. I'm thinking about family issues and past insecurities. Instead of drowning in this pool of pain, I focused on the feeling. By allowing myself to express my sadness, I am giving my feelings validity. When I validate my feelings, I'm telling my brain that I am important. 

So, before you go reading the new trendy positivity book or blog, stop and take a minute. Allow yourself to feel whatever it is that you feel. And be okay with whatever emotion that is. Inevitably, we all go through times of sadness. But that doesn't define who we are. Be sad and let it go! 

How do you handle your blue days?

xoxo, Debby