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  1. October 21, 2015
    Megan says

    This is pretty darn perfect! I love that you said it’s okay to not be okay, I think our society and me personally just put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect and not be okay is a sign of weakness. But it most definitely isn’t, it makes you real! I am also going to have to steal ‘there is no normal, there are no rules’

    have a wonderful wednesday //

  2. October 21, 2015
    Jordan says

    “There is no normal, there are no rules.”
    This is a new mantra for me as well, but I had never worded it just like that. Brilliant!

  3. October 21, 2015
    Liz says

    I really enjoyed this post! I’ve been a bit down this week, so this has really helped put things into perspective.

    xo, Liz

  4. October 21, 2015

    There’s definitely a happiness pressure in society, especially for people in their twenties to be having “the time of their lives.” For awhile that mentality exacerbated my depression because on top of feeling down I felt guilty and weird about feeling down. Thanks for raising awareness :)

  5. October 21, 2015
    Bree says

    My favorite is it’s okay to not be okay! So perfect, it took me a long time to be able to accept that, I used to get stressed and mad when I was feeling stressed or mad which is so silly! It’s alright to feel how you’re feeling!

    xo Bree

  6. October 21, 2015

    This article is very spot on! Love this!!

  7. October 21, 2015
    Aria says

    This was great. Sometimes I need this! I have so many things on my mind that I just need to forget it and tell myself it’s okay if what I’m doing isn’t perfectly perfect! Especially stressing out over grades in school. Thanks!

  8. October 21, 2015

    These are great mantras; I especially appreciate the one about how there is no such thing as “should”. I just finished reading Louise Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life”, where she discusses this. That realization has been so empowering!

  9. October 22, 2015
    Heidi says

    I really love this post and I LOVE your mantras. One of mine is similar to yours..”It’s okay to feel whatever I’m feeling. If I’m feeling it, it’s a valid feeling.” Accepting that definitely takes a lot of thought, but it totally pays off.

  10. October 22, 2015
    Amanda says

    Thank you so much for this. I really needed this today! Printing it and putting it up in my office as a reminder. :)

  11. October 23, 2015
    Phaila says

    Thank you for tosi post. I accidentally found it and it was exactly what I needed. Thanks for there encouraging words. Everything’s gonna be alright :)

  12. October 23, 2015
    Sarah says

    Love this list! I deal with a lot of anxiety, and these are super important reminders.

    One thing I would add, though, is that while a bit of anxiety every now and then is normal, if you feel you’re really struggling, it’s 110% okay to seek help. You don’t even have to be falling apart to seek help, either. Talking to someone like a counsellor can make a huge difference :)

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