top of page

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Everyone experiences emotions. They are a critical component of our lives and crucial to our survival. We are designed to feel a broad range of emotions, some of which might be comfortable, and others may be uncomfortable. No matter what you are feeling, it is neither right nor wrong. Experiencing unpleasant emotions is a natural part of our existence, even though we may not like it. As such, learning to sit with your feelings is essential for a healthy and balanced life.

Use the following steps to nourish your emotional intelligence and positive thought process or learning to sit with your feelings.

  1. Define your emotions. You need to start observing your emotions. How do you feel, what type of thoughts go through your mind, how do various events affect you? Keep a journal or record your feelings in your own words.

  2. Control your emotions. This may feel difficult at first, but with constant practice you will get better at it. The kind of thoughts you allow your imagination to process greatly influences your emotional discomfort.

  3. Accept your emotions. When we try to avoid something, it bothers us even more. Accepting that you feel uncomfortable about certain emotions does not in any way mean giving up. It is merely a promise you make to yourself that you will face the challenge.

  4. Positive Thinking Environment. There is so much variation in the way people react to triggers. Similar circumstances can always bring about different reactions. Our attitude can affect the way we handle our emotions. Use positive thoughts to reject negative thoughts. Pessimistic thoughts tend to take over you automatically and affect your ability to cope with your feelings.

  5. Self-Motivation. Learn to enjoy what may not be attractive in the beginning, especially if it is something you must go through. Always try to turn around discouraging and depressive thoughts. Practice self-confidence and resilience by being delighted with simple and ordinary things.

Negative emotions and feelings in themselves are not necessarily uncomfortable. They are normal and in various ways helpful to us. You only begin to feel like you cannot sit with your feelings when you evaluate your emotional experience as a bad thing. Your feelings and emotions are valid, no matter what they are. For more resources visit Start taking responsibility for your joy today!

To Your Health and Prosperity,


12 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page