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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay!

It’s been a while since I wrote to you. Today, I’m on sick leave so thought of having a word with you.

There are some days when you don’t feel like rising up and going about your daily activities. I’m having that kind of day, today.

Unlike, normal days I woke up at 10 this morning. I missed my exercise routine and as a result, had a gloomy start to the day.

I had planned to utilise this sick leave to the fullest by completing all the pending tasks like making reels and creating posts for my Instagram account, writing a couple of blogs which are there on my mind since forever now, reading a book ( a thriller novel ) and planning for the next week.

But, unfortunately, I could do not anything. For the past three years, I’ve felt guilty for wasting my time. For not doing things on my to-do list, for not learning new things and for not making the most of each day.

Today, though, I have not had a productive day, I’m not mad at myself. I slept the entire afternoon ( although half asleep ), woke up, had a piping hot green tea and got ready.

I put on my walking shoes and headed towards the sea face for a long walk. This time I did not call up any of my friends, nor did I wait for anyone to boost up my mood. I decided to do that myself, for myself.

There was a storm of thoughts going on in my head but I chose to stay alone, have my me-time, and pick myself up.

This long walk with myself helped me smile a couple of times. While I sat on one of the benches at the sea face, I saw a little girl who wore a multi-coloured fluffy frock, running with her father. They looked adorable and looking at her tiny steps I had a smile on my face.

A pup running behind her owner had my attention and made me smile for a fraction of second. I would have missed this smile of mine if I would have locked myself in the house by curling up in my moody shell.


Your mood completely depends on the actions you take. It depends on the choices you make. Only you have the power of changing your dull mood and choosing to be happy again.

Also, accept the fact that you’re NOT OKAY! Because it’s absolutely OKAY to NOT BE OKAY!

If you feel that you’re not okay on some days, don’t worry. It’s okay! There’s always a new sunrise. If today is not your day, tomorrow it’ll definitely be. Trust me!

To read more such anecdotes from my life, pick my new book – Monday Mornings Done Right now. It’s an absolute mood booster. Buy now!
Read the short stories in the book, until my next blog.

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Shraddha Rane is a blogger from Mumbai, India. She graduated from the University of Mumbai and enjoys writing and spending time with her friends.

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