It’s okay, not to be okay.

Serena Cornwall
4 min readJun 18, 2023

And today I’m not okay.

Some days I feel like I can do anything possible and even impossible. I wake up with boundless energy, ready to conquer the world. On those days, my confidence soared, and I believe that nothing can stop me.

However, there are also days like today, when I’m not okay.

Today, the weight of the world seems to rest solely on my shoulders. It feels as if every attempt I undertake ends in disappointment. The tasks I set out to accomplish don’t unfold as planned, leaving me with a sense of frustration and futility. The energy I pour into my work feels wasted, leaving me questioning everything. On days like this, it’s tempting to stay in bed and wallow in a sea of self-doubt and disappointment.

But guess what? It is okay to not feel okay. It’s a natural part of being human, to have ups and downs, and to face challenges and setbacks. It’s unrealistic and unhealthy to expect ourselves to feel perfect and achieve everything we desire every single day. Life is a series of peaks and valleys, and today happens to be one of those valleys.

However, as difficult as it may seem, it’s important to remember that tomorrow is another day.

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With the dawn of a new day, there is always the possibility for improvement, for a renewed sense of hope and purpose. Tomorrow offers a chance for me to pick myself up, brush off the disappointments of today, and strive for a more perfect day.

It’s important not to dwell on the negativity of today, or to project it onto tomorrow. If I allow myself to become consumed by the difficulties of today, I risk sabotaging the possibility of a better tomorrow.

Instead, I have to approach tomorrow with a fresh view, and stay open to the possibilities and opportunities it holds.

It may not feel like it right now, but there’s something valuable to be obtained from having a bad day. A bad day acts in many ways as a wake-up call, prompting me to reevaluate my priorities and reassess whether my…