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You Don't Have To Neglect Your Feelings To Overcome Your Bad Days.

Some things in life may get okay. While others may not. Sometimes you will fight your best and still lose. Days where you work hard and yet do not achieve enough. Days when you will wanna hold on, and yet struggle but let go. 

There's a small room between the paradoxes that you may experience. Between wanting to change them and knowing what they are to you. Between caring for someone and knowing it's time you leave. Between striving for approval and knowing that you are enough. 

The small room is your acceptance. The gap where you fill it will emotions of pain. Moments of sadness. And the whole roller coaster ride, of trying to make sense of things that won't. 

But you will know, that asking for help, won't make you incompetent. That needing a break from kids, won't make you a bad parent. That setting boundaries for yourself won't stop you from keeping your heart open. 

You will ensure that, while you want the end of suffering to come at this very moment, you will not neglect your present. The place where you are now. You will begin your day thinking about the things that you are hopeful for. With some deep breathing. With a cup of hot beverage. 

In the midst of hard feelings and hopelessness. While having no answers. Amid sleepless nights and tired mornings. You will allow holding space for silence. You will allow leaving gaps unattended. You will be aware of your triggers around. You will process your grief around what shaped your life. You will recognize those thoughts that you would let go of. You will acknowledge your efforts towards the survival of the bare minimum. And you will finally let go of those coping tools that once served you, but no longer do. 


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