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  1. February 19, 2013
    Myrna says

    I agree, women have so many hormones running through there body that its ok for us to feel crappy, bitchy and or lazy. There’s nothing wrong with it. If I’m feeling crappy I allow myself TWO hours to have my pity party and then get over it. Allow yourself the time to feel what your body wants then take control. Love this article thanks for sharing Mandy!


  2. February 19, 2013
    Alyssa says

    I had the same recent realization…and it was very liberating. I’m a naturally positive, happy person, so when I’m not feeling that way, I beat myself up about it. Now, I just let myself do what I need to do: cry, vent, stomp my feet (ok, I don’t actually do that), and then I move on. Getting out that frustration or sadness can be cathartic, and I think if you push it back and bottle it up, it will only be worse in the long run!

  3. February 19, 2013
    amy says

    I think its is great you mention that. Often I think we put too much pressure on ourselves to be fine!
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  4. February 19, 2013

    this is such a good mantra. It’s true that once you put yourself in a negative mind set, it’s not easy to see anything else in a positive way. It took a long time for me to be OK with realizing this same statement. Everyone is not perfect (as much as it seems that way). I also remind myself that someone else is hoping for things I already have as well…so learning and understanding how the “grass is greener” was a big step for me too.

  5. February 19, 2013
    Josie says

    Unfortunately I was cursed with the negative gene where I tend to see things as bad, or get in a sour mood easily so while I know its okay to not be okay I remind myself that I dont have to voice it and that I can stop and look at the green grass sometimes.

    1. April 3, 2013
      Maggie says

      Agreed. This sort of advice is pretty good for someone whose emotional baseline is normally positive or more neutral. “It’s okay to not be okay” if only if misery isn’t a normal feeling. I feel it can be dangerous to be continually stuck in despair or depression–it’s good to not deny such emotions but at the same time, this is also not good for mental health.

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