Your Feelings Are Not Wrong
My alternate title for this was simply “It’s okay”, but I figured I’d go for something a little more eye-grabbing.
This is something I’ve been struggling to really put into words for a while, but I’ve been slowly piecing it together.
Your feelings are not wrong. You’re not wrong for having them. The way you feel is not wrong. What your brain is telling you about why you have those feelings might not always be correct, but the feelings themselves are not wrong. It’s okay.
- It’s okay to feel bad.
- It’s okay to feel hurt.
- It’s okay to feel angry.
- It’s okay to feel sad.
- It’s okay to feel guilty.
- It’s okay to whine.
- It’s okay to cry.
- Your feelings are not wrong.
- It’s okay.
And it’s okay to feel tired. You have a lot to deal with. You’re being weighed down. You’re constantly fighting. Anyone would get tired. It’s okay. You’re not weak. You’re just overwhelmed.
No one can be strong forever. But you’ve gotten this far. I’m proud of you. It’s okay.
You’re allowed to rest. You’re allowed to let it out. As much as you are comfortable with. I hear people saying “let it all out”, but no one knows your limits better than you. Opening up is also tiring. I understand. It’s okay.
Everything is alright. It’s okay. You’re not defective. The way you’re feeling is not wrong. I understand if you’re tired.
Feel free to ask me for a hug. It’s okay.
Your brain might not be telling you the truth, or the whole truth, about why you’re feeling that way. But feeling that way is not wrong.
Your friends will wish you weren’t feeling bad. But hopefully they’ll understand and listen. It really is okay.