I share a lot about mindset, perspective, and seeing the best in everything. And while I do my very best to practice what I preach it’s not always possible. Life is complex and different things can trigger you in a certain way at a certain time, and it affects you.
I feel like there’s an unfair expectation these days that you’re always supposed to be happy, for things to always be going perfectly in your life, because social media biases our understanding. We only have visibility into the best parts of others lives, and it takes a toll when our life feels differently.
That’s why I want to share this today. It’s okay to be off.
I can guarantee everyone has off days. Everyone breaches integrity on occasion. Everyone is a hypocrite at one point or another. The human experience is full of problems and challenges that keep things from being perfect all the time. And that’s okay!
What's important is how we try to respond to these moments. Of course I can’t always do this, but I try to adopt the perspective that all of these things are happening for me, with a faith that everything will resolve as it should.
It’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s okay. It happens. But to begin improving your situation you can give yourself the space and time to process real emotions you’re experiencing. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Acknowledge that things aren’t exactly as you want them to be, that you aren’t perfect, and then redirect it back to where you want to go and start getting back on track.
It’s okay to be off, we all experience it, and we all learn from it.