Life demands happiness. Every day, you have to wake up and get shit done. Happiness is all around; nobody enjoys the presence of miserable people. Although happiness should be one of the top priorities in life, every human on this planet has a bad day. A bad, sad, dragging day.
When you’re having a bad day, I feel that there are two types of people: the ones that criticize you and the ones that try to make you feel better. When you’re feeling particularly sad, there are always people to look at you with, “How dare you?” in their eyes and always reminding you that there is someone out there that has it worse.
While this may be true, this doesn’t make it illegal for someone to have a bad day or feel a sad mood.
One thing that should be preached is that just because you are having a bad day or week does not mean that you are depressed. Depression is a serious mental illness and should not be taken lightly. If you do have this mental illness or one similar, it is also okay to have a bad day; you are not crazy for feeling this way.
I pass a sign on my way to work every day that reads: “It’s okay to not be okay.” This message inspired me to write this very article because I feel that people should understand and know that is human to have a rough day or week or to have sad feelings.
Find your own personal way of taking a step to happiness so that these sad days do not become a way of life. Next time you are having a difficult day or feel that this may be the end, do not be so harsh on yourself and truly take the time to understand that you are a human, you will have these days, you will make mistakes, and you will have sad feelings. This is normal, but shouldn’t be the normal. Take the initiative to find your happiness and dive in head first into this source.