Learn to Live Well with Health Challenges

Why It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

If you’re here, you probably know that a huge motivator and strength of mine is staying as positive as I can in a life that has some very unique challenges. Heck, I even coined the hashtag #livepositivelythroughillness just because I could.

But guys, I am still human. I still struggle at times just like most others might that have similar health challenges like me. I mean, let’s face it.

Life is not easy.

Regardless of what struggles or challenges you might have, by 30, most people have something that they carry with them. Whether it’s physical, medical, emotional, financial, etc…we all seem to have something that could weigh us down if we let it.

The difference, however, is recognizing those challenges, accepting them, and still living alongside them without allowing them to take control. We must learn how to stay positive, how to enjoy life, and how to push forward in a world that might be painful, misunderstood, or even angered or confused because of those same circumstances.

But guys, I’m here to tell you something that my husband told me long ago that literally has changed the way I view life and made me into the positive person I am today.

It’s okay to have a bad day.

There, I said it. And I’ll say it again.

It’s truly and irrevocably okay to have a bad day!

Have YOU ever heard those words? Until I met my husband, I never really had and it’s truly been a life-changer.

Many times, when I say that my goal is/was to always be as positive as I can be, I was definitely consumed by that goal. The minute I started to feel a little lack-luster, I would personally beat myself up over even the smallest of things. This, in turn, would bring my mood down and these feelings would haunt me for days and sometimes, even weeks or months or years.

But now, I’ve learned how to give myself grace; I’ve learned how to allow myself to have a bad day with the intention of getting up and starting fresh tomorrow.

My once-bad days to weeks to months to years have now become mere bumps in the road than road blocks in my life’s journey. So, try to give yourself more credit than you usually do and remember, even the strongest people, regardless of how strong their outward appearance may be, still have a breaking point.

Today, I hit mine. The stress of life, what feels like an impending doom of more health treatments, and the imbalance of ongoing health issues brought me to my knees. I cried. HARD. And I told myself some very negative things. But this strong sense of overwhelming sadness and insecurity did not last long.

I KNOW things will be alright.

Things always find a way of working themselves out, sometimes even for the better and we realize that our stress, depression, and anxiety were for nothing.

And because of what I’ve learned, I will not let it define my week or month or year. I will not let it deter me from my life’s mission.

Tomorrow will be a better day because…

It’s okay to have a bad day.

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