Our isn’t static, it’s changeable and dependent on so many factors, it’s difficult to always be mindful of what’s helping and what’s not, to make changes and to create new habits. Its hard work and sometimes we’ll put effort into something that isn’t quite right for us which can be demotivating. Life in itself is full of ups and downs. When we add to the mix, those lows can feel extraordinarily painful and crushing. We’re working so hard to move forwards, towards good health, and those setbacks can really dent our hope and confidence. We might find ourselves in a spiral of negative thinking, but hitting a bump doesn’t mean that everything is hopeless and it certainly doesn’t mean that all of our hard work is for nothing. When it all feels a little too much, take some time out to hunker down and up the .
Not being okay can be hard to cope with, we so desperately want to be okay, but it is okay not to be okay. Nobody can be okay all the time and recovery will always be full of ups and downs as we learn new things. It’s when we own-up to our not-okay-ness that we find ourselves in a place more accepting of help, more likely to ask for help, and more open to changes, self-care and being gentler to ourselves.