Give yourself a fucking break

Give yourself a fucking break

I had a really blah day recently. I was tired, not in a great mood, and totally unmotivated to do anything. I almost started in with my usual guilt trip. I used to love telling myself that I needed to get shit done, so I didn’t get to feel bad.

That’s bullshit. Everyone feels bad. Sometimes, we get so caught up in mental illness that we forget that bad days are totally normal. People who don’t struggle with PTSD, depression, or anxiety have bad days too. It’s just part of being alive.

So instead of guilting myself into trying to get a lot of shit done, I let myself get a little shit done.

I didn’t do as much as I’d wanted, but I did it productively. Because I took my time. And gave myself lots of breaks. I even took a nap on the couch (my back isn’t exactly thanking me for that one though).

Sometimes that’s just what we gotta do. Have a shit day and fucking embrace it. Accept that it won’t be a good day. Do what you can, but don’t push yourself. As long as that isn’t your everyday, it’s fine. Because you’ll be more productive tomorrow if you give yourself a break today.

You got this!

You got this!

I don't do gratitude journaling

I don't do gratitude journaling