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mimental_llc

Whether your keeping it simple or doing it big, we’re wishing you a stress-free last-minute-shopping week. (That’s a lot of hyphens!) ⠀⠀ For guaranteed delivery by 12/25, order by 6:00pm CT today. www.mimental.com/gifts/necklaces #inspirationalquotes #inspirational #itsoktonotbeok #stopstigma #knowthesigns #mentalhealth #recovery #ptsd #mentalillness #depression #bipolar #anxiety #suicideprevention #christianjewelry #scripturejewelry #mimental #ipreview @preview.app

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thesilennnttkiller

“PEOPLE WILL THINK I AM WEAK IF I SAY HOW I FEEL” . . I’m a man, everyone’s gonna think I’m weird & weak! . . Sadly….Due to the stigma, this is how MOST men feel battling Depression & Anxiety. No wonder so many suffer in silence, another BARRIER that needs to be broken! . . To all our men in South Africa & world wide, message from @thesilennnttkiller: You are fighting one HELL of a battle every single day OF your life, FOR your life!! It’s a real battle of survival…. . . PLEASE KNOW that it takes TRUE STRENGTH, BRAVERY, COURAGE & A GREAT MAN to SPEAK OUT & GET HELP! . . #speakout #reachout #gethelp #breakthebarrier #dontsufferinsilence #bethedifference #makethechange #givedepressionavoice #itsoktonotbeok #face&voiceofdepression&anxietySA🇿🇦 . . xoxo🍀 @trevornoah

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not9to5_

Depression looks different for everyone & manifests in many ways. Reading about high-functioning depression is familiar, terrifying & fascinating. It’s quite common in our industry because we’re trained to constantly put on a facade. [Read full article in our bio] . . “At work and in public, we are often expected to be friendly, courteous and social. As someone who suffers from depression, I find it can be an enormous inner struggle to uphold this facade. . . The best way I can describe high-functioning depression is being in constant emotional distress while putting up a facade. It’s being able to, for the most part, get your job done, socialize with friends and colleagues, and still be a high achiever in many aspects of your life, despite all that is happening inside. Most people are often surprised to learn that I struggle with depression. As someone who is high-functioning, I understand that I’m far from the portrayals of depression you may encounter in the media. I don’t look sad on the outside, I don’t abuse any substances, I smile and joke quite often. But at home, things are a little different. When I’m alone, there are days when I find myself feeling inconsolably blue, overwhelmed by the bleakness of the world, or the monotony of day-to-day life.” . . #depression #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #depressionquotes #itsokaynottobeokay #itsoktonotbeok #youarenotalone #newkitchenculture #wearenot9to5 #highfunctioningdepression #loudandproud #highfunctioning

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deeahunt

I would also add the part about the scars, the missing parts, the added parts...yes, I should love all of it because it is part of #mystory #goodenough #itsoktonotbeok #lovemyself #workinprogress #selfcare

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yellowstainedblue

“Friendly Reminder: Don’t Be an Asshole,” t-shirts in sizes S-L for $18.🙂 Each t-shirt purchase comes with a mini-zine + choice of sticker. 🆓🆒 Pls DM me or Venmo at @yellowstainedblue if interested! Current available styles pictured. More colors and/or sizes available upon request. Ps: “It’a Okay to Not Feel Okay” themed t-shirts also available!

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destinedforroyalty

I wake up daily and choose me. I choose to love, honor, and care for me. I choose to stop staying stuck in the thoughts and ideas of yesterday and enjoy right where I am. I choose to show up and be present for me. I refuse to die trying to be something or someone I’m not. I choose me.

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rapt0r911

#lifecoach #military #bluelivesmatter #pathfinderstrategies #seanthelion #selfhelp #entrepreneur #entreprenuerlife #depression #EllisMarketing #success #growthanddevelopment #nextlevel #letstalk #itsoktonotbeok #suicideprevention #energy #positivity Feel free to add some key words, we can all benefit from this, but you never know who could use it right now! Then one thing that stays true about Todd is that when you speak with him, you fill with positive energy and hope. You can see clarity, however with that said, he will hold you accountable to your words, and this is something many of us are needing in our lives.

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_anxietea__

You may have suffered during 2018. You might have cried, screamed, failed, lost hope, and given up. But you’ve also smiled, laughed, healed, succeeded, and gotten back on your feet. You didn’t waste or ruin this year. You’ve done well. Keep up the fight. 2018 is going to be a new year. . . . . #bekindtoyourself #newyearsresolution #anxiety #anxietysupport #anxietea #breakthestigma #endthestigma #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #anxietyawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthawareness #itsoktonotbeok #healthymind #tea #tealeaves #calmingtea #livingwithanxiety #smallbusiness #supportlocal #nzbusiness #newyear #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #selflove

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baronessbree

This was done in my office bathroom. I don’t know who did this, but thank you. ❤️❤️ #everybithelps #itsoktonotbeok #amazinghumans #spreadlove #baronessbree

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emgem21

Today is a tough mental health day for me. I’m well and truly on struggle street with a booked up hectic week still to crawl through. There’s nothing to do but power on, and what better way to help my frame of mind than a nice cup of tea? #t2 #gorgeousgeisha #itsoktonotbeok

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wellness_one_journey

#itsoktonotbeok Speak up, don’t be alone for you are not alone. Never.

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_bipolar_bear_x

Oh boy. This insomnia is gonna hurt tomorrow 💕

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yellowstainedblue

“It’s Okay to Not Feel Ok!” t-shirts in sizes XS-XL for $18.🙂 Each t-shirt purchase comes with a mini-zine + choice of sticker. 🆓🆒 Pls DM me or Venmo at @yellowstainedblue if interested! Available styles pictured. More colors and/or sizes available upon request. Ps: “Friendly Remjnder: Don’t Be an Asshole,” t-shirts also available! . . . .

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teamboydforever

Definitely been in kinda a low place lately. Everything makes me cry. I’m not in the holiday spirit. I’m not focused on my health. My soul is tired. I know it’s temporary. I know I’ll be fine. I have a good life. But for now, I just #pray and #breathe #itsoktonotbeok

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alexhatesrunning

Life update: IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY SOMETIMES 🤷🏻‍♀️ Tbh haven’t worked out in almost 2 months. These past couple months have been rough on me mentally, i just haven’t felt like myself at all. With my Mam sick in the hospital, and then her passing last month- it has really made me struggle with some depression/anxiety flare ups. Things I’ve been passionate about (ex: exercising/crossfit/being with friends) have just not held the same excitement for me lately. I’ve really needed these last couple months to step back and focus on what’s important and my mental health. I finally feel like I’m getting closer to being myself again, and today I finally stepped back into the gym! It doesn’t seem like much, but it was kind of emotional for me to realize we all go through ups and downs, but it’s up to US to pull ourselves out and get back on track!! I’m so blessed to have such an incredible support system behind me, and feel confident that I’m gonna come back stronger than ever (mentally and physically 😏) #mentalhealth #reallife #itsoktonotbeok #fitness #mentallyfit #Psalm16:8 #inspiration #bouncingback #trustgodsperfecttiming

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babygirlnzddlg

I had a bad bad moment today :( it's been a year of up and downs for me and today my PTSD took over and I lost my mind for a few minutes :( Daddy is out of town & I couldn't get home fast enough to be in my "safe" space. It's ok to not be ok. I'll ride this out and be better tomorrow. #notmyart #itsoktonotbeok #ptsd #panicattack #safe #imissmydaddy #feelingbetter #ddlg #sadlittle

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havingabawl

calm down mum I haven’t got a tattoo... this tattoo is something I’m admiring and using to create my own artwork. the parrot 🦜 is a symbol of my journey in life, as a result of a joke based on a pun. sometimes the darkest times in our life bring out our brightest colours. happy hump day! have a great day legends! #tattoo #parrot #birds #tattooideas #ruok #rainbow #sayyestolife #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #lifeline #itsokaytonotbeokay #itsoktonotbeok #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #parrotseatemall #colourful #optimism #optimistic #future #love #selfreminder #growth #selfreflection

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fundakoyuncu907

So now I'm Feeling so much more confident in my mental health, its time to get back on this journey 100%. Iv been 50/50 for the passed couple of weeks. Tonight I made this mix up of flavours. Chicken slow roasted in Maggie cubes, garlic powder and pepper, tin of Tom's chucked on for the last 30 min. Basmati rice, corn, afew peas and vegetarian gravy made with the chicken and tomato juice. Delicious #weightloss #weightlossjourney #obease #25stone #depression #anxiety #foodaddict #foodaddiction #nogoingback #help #honesty #itsoktonotbeok #truth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #food #clean #fullbelly #iammyownchange #cbd #cbdoil

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afierypeace

This is a love letter to the Harry Potter series from the last person on the planet to read them. When my mental health plummeted this year, I struggled with cognitive impairment. By May, I couldn’t think strategically. By June, I fought to communicate effectively. By July, I was unable to comprehend the books I tried to read. The one exception was Harry Potter. I read all 7 books this year, between days at the hospital and while I waited in doctors’ offices. I read them when insomnia robbed me of sleep and the next day when I didn’t have enough energy to take care of myself. • • I identified with Harry’s anger, petulance, and his frustration with being misunderstood. Hermione reminded me what self-love and self-confidence look like. And is there anyone who experiences emotions more purely without guilt or shame than Hagrid? • • These stories soothed me and helped slowly nurse my brain back to life. Thank you @joshua.allyn for gifting me the whole series…and requiring that I read them💕💕💕 • • • #harrypotter #fangirl #definitelyravenclaw #hermioneforpresident #realtalk #cognitiveimpairment #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthspo #mentalhealth #wellness #wellbeing #wellnesswarrior #health #depression #whatyoudontsee #bravenotbroken #itsoktonotbeok #hereforyou #anxiety #ptsd #recovery #recoveryispossible #breakthesilence #endthestigma #afierypeace

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pasiunecreative

I loved taking these photos. After her long battle with self harm and depression she decided she wanted to show herself and others who she was, literally baring her scars. It was an absolute honour to be the one taking her portrait and hearing the words “I look beautiful”. Some of where to show the past and some the present. Check out @pasiune_creative to see what else I’ve been up to. #pasiunecreative #photography #portrait #portraitphotography #studio #blackandwhite #depression #selfharm #bodyconfidence #beautiful #brave #beyou #itsoktonotbeok #emotions #mind #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #tattoos #smile #happiness #selfcare #selflove #goodcharlotte

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isabelledefaut

Tonight’s bedtime story: Michael Rosen’s ‘Sad Book’. Prompted wonderful discussion with my 6 and 4 year olds about feelings, emotions, grief and death. I highly recommend it. #bedtimestory #sadbook #michaelrosen #itsoktobesad #itsoktonotbeok #letstalkaboutfeelings #letstalkaboutgrief #letstalkaboutdeath #babyloss #stillbirth #ourreality #ourfunnyfamily #mymotherhood #stillmine

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tillyandlou

Tonight's your final chance to get those Christmas Bloom orders in. 🎄 Final orders are at 1900 tonight for delivery on Christmas Eve. 🎄 Hope you're ready for the fat man!!!

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funwithflo

Whilst me and my little lady had fun today, there’s no denying that she turned into a horror bag when out having dinner and refused to eat spaghetti bolognese which is hands down her favourite meal and decided to launch it across the table in disgust 😂🙈 may I just point out this is the food she requested!!! Half an hour later she was all smiles and waving at everyone at the train station and telling me she loved me........she still went to bed hungry tho!!! #thatlllearnya #horrorbag #didntletherspoilit #notfunwithflo #butistillloveherthough #stressedmummy #passmethewine #itsoktonotbeok #haventgotmyshittogether

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celtic.spark

#nailsearunningclub tinsel run tonight 4.5 miles of run, chat & Christmas lights...we even found Santa 🎅🎅🎅👍 Lovely evening with lovely folk. Hope you are all surviving the season. I'm struggling a bit with all the tempting food and social eating. Definitely a time to be kind to yourself and others. Take care peeps. ✌& 💗 Sarah x #grateful #bekindalways #slimmingworld #sw #slimmingworlduk #runningoutofdepression #itsoktonotbeok #mind #upyoursasthma #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanrun #runningmakesmehappy #running #runsquad #runnersofinstagram #igrunners #timeonlegs #brooks #garmin #hrtraining #heartratetraining #8020rule #bemoretortoise

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erica_acosta_

If I were come on here and tell you everything is amazing and I choose to only see the positive in life..that would be dishonest 🍃 ⁣ ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ I by trait can be a negative person, when things go wrong unexpectedly I stress, I lash out, I get angry, and become closed off. ⁣ ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Right now things are honestly the hardest they’ve been in a long time, In more ways than one. I wish I could be the one to keep it together when times are rough but Im not. With hardships around it’s made me question having started this business, or made me feel guilty for putting attention towards anything other than my problems BUT (there is a positive in this I promise) that’s the exact reason why I need this opportunity! The exact thing that keep me sane (working out), the girls in my group who I can pour my heart too and will do anything to bring my spirits up, AND the fact that one day I’ll be able to provide a life I’ve dreamed of from this laptop!⁣ So I’m trusting these moments will pass, and that they all serve a greater purpose🍃 ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Sharing the good and bad on this #truthfultuesday, finding the good in today, which is Michael got an award at school and Athena will be an amazing photographer one day (📸 credit) ❤️ #truthfultuesday #itsoktonotbeok

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mama_studentodp

So Sunday was all about climbing trees and being with nature...not quite at one with, but close enough. #macclesfieldforest is one of my favourite walking places, it’s changed so frequently and often you can see the resident deer. Which is something quite special. As important as the work is at the moment, it’s important to give yourself time out. Without timeout, you’ll burn out and that’s never good. Try and give yourself the weekend or a few hours over the weekend to be you, be a mum, dad, be a wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend. #itsoktonotbeok #takeabreak #timeout #relax #weekend #forest #trees #cold #walk #dog #bordercollie #bordersofinstagram #collie #boyfriend #girlfriend #time #love #qualitytime #odp #traineeodp #operatingdepartmentpractitioner #theatrenurses #worklifebalanced #scrub #anaesthetics #countdowntoapril

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madisonkayallen

Don’t let the smile fool you: I am tired. The kind of tired that comes from saying yes to too many things, making decisions out of fear instead of trusting your gut, and constantly living in reaction. The kind of tired that comes from facing a daily to-do or should-do list that’s about one thousand line items longer than any person’s list ought to be, and always coming up short. The kind of tired that comes when you spend a solid year letting friends down, letting your spouse down, letting bosses down, and letting yourself down. When there’s no such thing as pure fun anymore. When even date nights have to be filled with all the hard conversations you can’t have uninterrupted otherwise because kids. The kind of tired that comes with years of hormonal chaos, mental health issues, and terrible sleep. The kind of tired that comes when you don’t see any sort of light at the end of the tunnel as far as busyness and exhaustion goes. It’s the tired that comes with knowing you’re missing all the magic because you’re always stressed about what you’re forgetting to do, or what you’re putting off so that you can try to enjoy this moment; missing out on moments that you will never, ever get back. The kind of tired that rest doesn’t help, because that rest is just going to force you to cram more stuff in at the last minute later that you’re putting off now. It’s a tired I never expected and don’t know how to cope with. It makes sense - I’m a mom, a wife, a photographer, a homemaker, an event coordinator and a nanny. I experience ADHD, gut issues and probably Post Partum Depression. I’d love to say I’m a friend or community contributor too but, really, all those things and people I love the most have had to take a back burner as I just try to get through each week and not have a breakdown 😅 There’s good tired - the kind after a workout, after a hard day of intentional parenting, etc., but then there’s the tired that’s not compensated for with fulfillment or pride. I often feel utterly incompetent and incapable in the face of daily life, which is an exhausting posture to live from. I really have no positive way to end this, but that’s ok, I think. I’ll let it be ok ♥️

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c_t_usborne_organiser

🌟🎉📚NEW TITLE JANUARY!!🌟🎉📚 The Unworry Book We all worry. This write-in book is an unworry toolkit, full of things to calm you down and places to put your worries. Activities include creating a worry box, making a mood grid and mindfulness activities such as colouring, doodling and mazes. Written with the help of a psychologist, there are links to websites for tips, advice and support too. Aged for 8+ but with parental support could be suitable for ages 5+ £8.99!!! Available to order NOW!!! #unworrybook #usbornebooks #usbornechildrensbooks #reading #usborneconsultant #mentalhealth #books #health #family #takaboutit #itsoktonotbeok #towcester #ordernow

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thezinniapractice

Arguments are inevitable in any marriage. But did you know there is a right way to take a time out when things get heated? Read all about it on the blog. Link is in my bio.

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technicallyron

I've had the pleasure of working with @calmzone so I've written some basic tips to look after your anxiety over the festive period. It can be a hard time for people, so these tips may help if you find yourself struggling. (Illustrations by @willisokong) Giving a shit gift isn’t the end of the world. There can be so much pressure we put on ourselves to put our best selves out there, to get the best gift, these high standards rarely become reality. The fun is in the gift giving, no one is expecting you to give them a solid gold heron, but as long as you haven’t given them a dead fish wrapped in a scarf you know they hate, you’re going to be fine. Oh and if they hate it, at least you’ll have something to laugh about. Don’t compare your holidays to anyone else’s. You’ll see a lot of people putting the idyllic festive period experience on their feeds, remember that life exists outside of that 1x1 square. Not all of us are hand feeding reindeer in Finland or have a tree the size of 3 horses on top of each other covered in diamonds. We all do our holidays our own way, comparing yours to anyone else’s never helps. Take time for yourself. The holidays can be a busy period of time where you feel like you need to be on your best behaviour in front of your friends and family. This can be exhausting. Small talk is exhausting. Being yourself can be exhausting. Family and friends are important but so is your mental health. Even if it’s just squirreling yourself off to a different part of the house, going to the pub by yourself, going for a walk, remember to give your brain space to breathe. Enjoy yourself. You can be entirely selfish about your mental health, make sure you give yourself some time, don’t put too much pressure on yourself and manage your expectations. Remember, you’re fucking awesome and you’re allowed to use whatever time off you have to let your brain rest as much as it can. Remember that you're fucking awesome and this is your time to relax.

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scottclarke18

No filter needed ..... white chocolate chip and cranberry on the right and milk and dark chocolate chip on the left. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cookies #bake #christmas #christmascookie #festive #baking #cooking #masterchef #masterbaker #white #chocolate #cranberry #raspberry #dark #milk #black #depressioninmen #standuptodepression #itsoktonotbeok #spruce #pine #fur #evergreen #tree #christmastree #picaday #photoaday #kitchen #home

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backonside

*** COMING SOON*** Our next episode of “That Mental Health Chat” series is with the lovely and very talented @broadchurchtv Actor @joesims10 Thank you to our Patron @paulthomasbell for another great interview and @scottfilms for a fantastic edit 🎥 💙. Thank you to @oriamscotland for an amazing venue ❤️ #backonside #joesims #broadchurch #ThatMentalHealthChat #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #actor #bristol #bristolcityfc #awareness #itv #supportthroughsport #support #itsoktonotbeok #timetotalk #oriam

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4cubz_

Saw this on a FB group, what a brilliant idea. .it's important to talk about mental health and how you're feeling X . . So leave a coloured heart, we're here for you let's reach out to each other, my inbox is open. . Let's all share this, and talk to each other, it could really make a difference. . #mamablogger #mumblogger #mumsmentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mamamentalhealth #parentingmentalhealth #dadsmentalhealth #mumstruggles #rawmothering #rawmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #honestmum #honestparenting #honesty #itsoktonotbeok #mumsformums #mums4mums #mummybloggeruk #womenforwomen #letstalkaboutmentalhealth

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this.is.me.x3

Yesterday I made progress in accepting things the way they are. It's not easy to accept pain, sadness, loneliness, anger, emptiness and all those other feelings. I'm still struggling, but I know that it's ok to not be ok, and that is a relief. I'm hoping to improve my self acceptance, but that is a long road, I know.. I just want you all to know that it's ok to not be ok! 💖 . . . #drawing #paint #art #madebyme #eye #tears #crying #cry #sad #sadness #pain #anger #emptiness #loneliness #itsokaytonotbeokay #itsoktonotbeok #depression #depressed #feelings #bpd #borderline #pms #pmdd #anxiety #meditation #emo #selfacceptance #acceptance

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4kidsandabulldog

Saw this on a FB group, what a brilliant idea. . So leave a coloured heart, we're here for you let's reach out to each other, my inbox is open. . Let's all share this, and talk to each other, it could really make a difference. . #mamablogger #mumblogger #mumsmentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mamamentalhealth #parentingmentalhealth #dadsmentalhealth #mumstruggles #rawmothering #rawmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #honestmum #honestparenting #honesty #itsoktonotbeok #mumsformums #mums4mums #mummybloggeruk #womenforwomen #letstalkaboutmentalhealth

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mother.artist

It's the first day of the #XmasHashtagChallenge (hosted by the wonderful @littlepaperswan and @edinboroughwithkids ) in countdown to Christmas day. Today's prompt is 'It's the most wonderful time of the year'. ________________________________________________ Christmas really can be 'the most wonderful time of year', the food, the company, the lights, the gifts and more - there's a lot to make it so. However we have actually spent the last few years somewhat dreading Christmas. We have been through a lot and things have been difficult, so the last thing we have wanted to worry about has been Christmas. I think it's important to be mindful that for some, this time of year is anything but wonderful. There can be a pressure to enjoy the festivities that for some will be too much, people will be suffering with many difficulties, loss, poor finances, loneliness, stress, negative association, just to name a few. This year we are regaining a little Christmas joy by keeping things simple and wholesome. We are spending quality time with family, donating as much as we can, crafting, cooking and appreciating the little things.

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nics_journey

I haven't followed ww for over a month now. I suffered a sudden loss in my family and food went completely out of the window. Where i would usually comfort eat, I went the total opposite way. I am slowly starting to have 3 meals a day again, rather than one or two. Although not on plan as of yet, I know I need to get back on track and will be after Christmas #ww #wwuk #wellbeing #wellness #itsoktonotbeok #journey #mywwjourney

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shawnaclingerman

Shawna's mental health life hack of the day: Save up all of your Starbucks points for when you're having a rough day… . ...for example when the crossing guard at your kids school makes ugly cry.... even though you have no idea what you did wrong.... . ...yeah... totally random example there... 😭😂😩😳 . Repeat after me. It's totally ok to have a bad day (its totally ok to have a bad day <-- this is the sound of me, also repeating it.) . #mentalhealthawareness #liveinyourtruth #itsoktonotbeok

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chloegriffithseventing

Ignore the quality as it's a screenshot from a video, but look how happy we both are ❤ I've been very open with my struggle with depression this year and it's really made me have a think about it all, this horse makes me so happy and in my time of need he is always there.... granted normally covered in mud 😂 I'm excited to see what 2019 brings #LookAtMe #EquineHour #sammie #christmas #happydays #mentalhealthawareness #itsoktonotbeok #lookingforwards #smiling #supersammie

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michelleee69

Even if it’s you!#holidayspirit#wokeuptothis#needy#hubbytime#datenight#targetrun#hardtimes#healthinsurance#makingendsmeet#feelfat#bloated#hormones#toomanycookies#unnecessarystress#itsokay#itsoktonotbeok#findthegood#breathe#couldbeworse#begratefulforwhatyouhave#thistooshallpass#loveoneanother#💜💜💜

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veganlove408

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hsm920

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since I left my life in NYC and moved to south Florida to start a new career and chapter in my life. I’m not where I thought I’d be, but I’m getting there one step at a time. Having goals is awesome but they are also stressful if you don’t meet them exactly when you thought you would. Sometimes plans need to be adjusted. It doesn’t mean you didn’t reach your goal, it just means you need more time to manifest something greater. In this process, I’ve learned to listen to myself more and trust my gut. I know I’m doing everything in my power to reach my goals, putting forth the effort every day. But there are so many other aspects and obstacles to life that are not in my control and I am slowly learning not to resist and just understand that it’s part of my journey. Learning to account for these uncontrollable life lessons is difficult to do. This year has been extremely tough and the near future seems even tougher. In these times I remind myself to practice patience with myself and those around me. In the words of @alessiasmusic “Maybe one day it will be a breeze, but surely not today, surely not today.” Here’s to the next 4 years, I’m excited to see where I’ll be once I relinquish my own pressures in totality. I’ll get there, but surely not today. 📸 @thegoodmelodies_tgm #nottoday #alessiacara #selfcare #selflove #selfacceptance #itsaprocess #practicepatience #patienceisavirtue #itsokaynottobeokay #itsoktonotbeok #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #lifesupsanddowns #myjourney #lifeisajourney #onedayatatime #goalsetter #goaldigger #emotions #perspectiveshift #perspective #musicilove #easiersaidthandone #thebiggerpicture #musicheals #dontsweatthesmallstuff #lifeishard #whatcanyoucontrol #relinquishcontrol #trusttheprocess

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samgci

Check out Sip of Hope Coffee Bar on 3039 W Fullerton Ave in Chicago. All of the proceeds support suicide prevention and mental health awareness which is such an important but underfunded cause. @sipofhope #coffee #chai #cafe #chailatte #supportlocal #supportlocalbusinesses #suicideprevention #mentalhealthawareness #totoro #miyazaki #itsoktonotbeok #sipofhope

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jessprocini

Took myself to the sea just to write my prayers in the sand ✨🧜🏻‍♀️ 🌊 💖 . . #escapefromemotionaleating #escape #winterbeachtimeisthebesttime #itsoktonotbeok #release

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3419ventures

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is linked to a season (usually fall/winter but for some it’s spring/summer) and resolves (asymptomatic) in the alternate seasons. SAD is not something that a person can “snap out of” but it can and should be treated if it’s negatively impacting a person’s life. From medication or light therapy to increased vitamins or psychotherapy (All treatment/diagnosis options should be consulted with a medical professional), there are ways to have a positive quality of life. 🌨❄️🌥⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #seasonalaffectivedisorder #sad #depression #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #winterblues #itsoktonotbeok #lighttherapy #therapy #psychiatrist #meet3419 #season #3419ventures #vitamind #essentialoils #mooddisorder #grey #ohio #femaleowned #local #columbus

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dystonia_makeup_warrior

FND and dystonia are taking their toll on me. Feeling like I could be sick slept all day until my son came home from school. Got to keep going for him! I have to I cannot give up even though I want to so so much! #functionalneurologicaldisorder #fnd #dystonia #dystoniawarrior #disability #disabilityawareness #adhd #bpd #hypermobility #itsoktonotbeok #takecareofyourself #empoweringwomen #inspiration #insprational #nevergiveup #fatigue #chronicillness

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c_bear80

I woke up feeling very blah. But it’s ok. I have been on this natural high for a few days now and I needed all of that! But reality also was right here waiting for me to return. Making sense of things that aren’t so great that goes on in our lives is a part of living. We need to welcome these feelings and understand them. I deal with things different ways. And right now... feeling angry is what helps. So I’m going to feel it and I’m going to welcome it. Today is going to be one of those days. And I’m going to work myself thru it. #itsoktonotbeok #feelings #imangry #sometimesweneedabreak #yingyang

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heymamaclub

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perfectlyflawed_blog

The holidays can be a complicated time... • For some, it can be full of joy, love, and happiness. And for others it brings reminders of loss, ruptures in relationships and trauma. • Today, I wanted to bring the reminder that you don’t always have to put on a happy face and pretend that this is “the most wonderful time of the year.” The emotions you feel are valid and real.  Allow yourself to embrace them and take care of yourself. • Let yourself be human. Let yourself breathe into both the joys and pains of this time of year. There is no “right” way to be human, as we are full of complexities. • Know that you are not the only one that might feel lonely, grief, sadness, and heartbreak right now. But also know that you are capable, strong, resilient, and loved. As always, remember it’s okay to not be okay. • Ps I have tagged some profiles that I think are great resources or places to connect with during this time. 📸: @cleowade

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letstaketime

One of the most descriptive quotes on depression I’ve ever come across was said by the American writer and journalist Elizabeth Wurtzel. She describes the fog of depression as being “like a cage without a key”. Understanding how to be there for those dealing with depression is so important. It is not something that someone can “choose to snap out of or be happy instead”. Simply remembering this and using understanding, patience, and encouragement while offering emotional support to those suffering can make a world of difference.

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letstaketime

Better mental health takes practice, progress, and TIME. Be patient with yourself, you’re doing the best you can!

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michellemacleod79

The worst part about abuse is realizing your Normal is NOT Normal. But what you gain from Healing and forgiveness is gift only you can give yourself. #heal #findyourhappy #forgivness #forgiveyourself #itsoktonotbeok #freeyourself #freeyourmind #loveyourself #letitgo #familyisnotalwaysblood #findyourpeople #buildyourownfamily #mentalhealthawareness #beyourself #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography

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sacredsoul.holistichealing

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amythelifecoach

I frequent this question because we grow daily. I know what served me then with regard to my beliefs, words and actions may not serve me now. . I don’t hold it against me. I don’t hold it against them. My focus is to always allow myself the space and freedom to expand with new awareness into what now feels best and what no longer does. . That space is something us humans struggle with. #Freedom is what we crave but we fear with regard to relationships. . Allow me to redefine ‘freedom’ for you. It doesn’t mean not being committed or loyal or in love. It doesn’t mean walking out on somebody. It means accepting and acknowledging the healthy growth in and around you; in each other; allowing that growth in others too and not depending on a condition of any kind to be the comfort within you. . You and your thought direction are your safety and security. You in your body knowing you’re of value even if things come and go around you. . Freedom to grow can be a flowy process when you don’t judge it. It’s that judgment that this is ‘wrong’ or ‘right’ that shows you your own resistance to the growth. . There’s no right or wrong. There’s what feels right for you and what doesn’t and that’s vastly different for everybody in this world. . So when you find yourself feeling stuck or something feels hard and heavy; if you find yourself being frustrated, annoyed or feeling used or taken advantage of...THIS is the first question to begin with. Does this serve me? . . Then #ask #yourself : Does this feel good to me? Is this what I am wanting more of in my reality? Have I outgrown these tendencies and beliefs? . And then move into this powerful one: WHAT am I wanting more of in this situation? . . For more #empowering questions grab my book “ASK YOURSELF” on amazon for 126 thought provoking questions to shift your emotional experience in this world.

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kaleidoscope_of_life23

Progress is a bitch. Motivation is a bitch. Living in an abusive environment, or even one where you're trapped by your own mind, takes SO.DAMN.MUCH.EFFORT. Even breathing is hard some days. Hours. Sometimes I wish I could just collapse in on myself and cease to exist because the pressure is too much. But I'll be damned if I'm not a stubborn shit to the core. And I demand my chance to be happy. ------------------------------------ #strength #courage #willpower #innerstrength #resilience #warrior #warriornotworrier #stubborn #progress #anxiety #anxietyhelp #BPD #bpdproblems #borderline #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #depression #depressionquotes #PTSD #cptsd #complexptsd #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #itsoktonotbeok #areyouok #endthestigma

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prob78

So today this happened. "So what" I hear you say. It's just a bike ride. It's not an impresive distance or speed on a bike. And you would be correct. However, It's the first time in two months that I've been able to drag myself onto the damn thing and do something positive. Depression is an arse. It can suck the energy out of you and take the enjoyment out of normal enjoyable activities. Recently just getting out of bed and putting one foot in front of the other has been hard going. The thought of getting on a bike and going for a bike ride impossible. So I'm calling this a win today. #itsoktonotbeok #depression #anxiety #mentalhealthawareness

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carolinatinkerbellzombietroy

My Wish For You Kaia, I want your childhood to be full of all the things mine wasnt Rainbows a plenty and clouds of candy that look like cotton Alligators you can fight bravely Fairy Godmothers to grant your wishes daily A world full of wonder, happiness and joy A world where you will always laugh more than cry Castles and dragons, Pirate ships and buried treasure. A whole lot of confidence, knowledge and silliness to boot A warm embrace and and an unconditional love that knows no measure Oh, and an ability to always speak your truth! By Carolína Troy ©️ #mywishforyou #poetsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #mydaughterismyworld #keeptrying #buildingselfesteem #courage #itsoktonotbeok #mentalhealthjourney #weightlossjourney #momsofinstagram #momswithink #momswithpiercings

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salty_andyd76

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beautifullybrokenme_

The past two weeks I haven’t slept through the night, I get angry, I cry, I wanna sit on my couch and do nothing. Eating hasn’t been the best either, don’t know what is actually going on but I know it’s ok and things will be back soon 🖤 until then, this is your reminder it’s ok to sometimes not be ok. You don’t need to explain a damn thing when someone asks what’s wrong. 🎄⛄️❄️🥂☕️🖤 #holidayblues #itsoktonotbeok #believeinyourself #itwillbeok

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lozzao212

Wishing Majak Daw the best for his health & recovery during this overwhelming & heartbreaking time. The AFL community are all behind u! #itsoktonotbeok #depression #anxiety #mentalillness #chronicillness #mentalhealth #chroniclife #footy #suicideawareness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters

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dave_petit

🙏"It's ok not to be ok"🙏 ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ ▫ ▪ #worldmentalhealthday #kindness #beyourself #bekind #mentalhealth #tobeornottobe #mindfulness #bepositive #spiritual #meditation #acceptance #observe #prayer #Itsok #itsokaynottobeokay #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay #itsoktocry #itsokididntwantitanyway #itsoktonotbeok #itsoktotalk #itsokaythatslove #itsoktosayno #itsokaytobenatural #itsokaytocry #ItsOkayToSayNO #itsoktosay #itsoktobesad #itsokitslove #itsokaytoloveyourself #itsoktobedifferent

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