Don’t worry, everything is going to be okay!
Ever used the phrase “don’t worry; everything is going to be okay” on someone going through a hard time? Sure I understand the sentiment behind it, and yes I do ultimately believe everything will indeed be okay but If you don’t worry or have anxiety – ever – where would the motivation to try come from?, where would the strength to continue after a devastating day reveal itself ? – I mean why bother if things are going to miraculously fix themselves anyway. If you think about it, the statement may actually cause more stress to the person its being delivered to.
Whilst a positive mindset is an absolute must and the ability to carry on despite lifes challenges a necessity (The universe does after all fall in love with a stubborn heart!), this doesn’t mean that you are not allowed to be human. It’s surely finding the capacity to carry on despite the waves of doubt and anxiety that will ultimately get you through.
Would love to hear your thoughts!