Let’s be real – no one’s life is sunshine and giggles 24/7. We all have our ugly days. We all have our days when we’re not our best, when we don’t feel our best, and when we just don’t do our best. And why is it that those days are always the ones that stand out? We never judge ourselves on our good days, where we do something great at work or accomplish that thing we’ve been practicing for months. We always remember the day we screwed up, or we said something stupid to a stranger or we just weren’t good enough. We all have these days, whether we talk about it or not, so I just want to give you five minutes of peace – a little mini pep talk. Settle it, take a breath, and grab the tissues if you need to. I don’t judge.

I’m a very happy person. I make 15,398 jokes a day. I already have laugh lines from smiling all the time. I love to make people laugh, I love to be silly, but I still have my bad days. I still have my days where I don’t feel like making any jokes, I don’t have it in me to make anyone smile. I’m hard on myself, I feel like I’m just not doing enough for myself or for those around me. There are days where I just feel like a disappointment and like I just need to crawl back in bed and stay there. And it seems almost shameful to talk about, like society tells us we have to be all smiles all the time and if we’re anything different, there’s something wrong with us.

But the truth?

We. All. Have. Bad. Days. And that is SO okay. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to take a breather. It’s okay to not be okay and to not be the perkiest person in the room. Life is… a lot. And at some point, everyone needs to have a day where they’re allowed to just be not okay. Please do not think less of yourself for simply being human and for having emotions and for needing a timeout. What’s important is to know that you are doing your best. You are more than enough. Everything is going to work out and you are going to be JUST fine.

So let yourself have a bad day. You’ll kick ass and be awesome again tomorrow, but let yourself feel your emotions and be human today. You’re allowed. Pick yourself up tomorrow and be the BEST you that you can be, renewed and ready to take on the world.

I know this isn’t my typical blog post, but as I said, sometimes we all need a timeout. We all need to be told we’re doing the best that we can and it’s okay if we’re not perfect. We’re all a family here and we have to stick together! If this is the only breather you get today, just sit back and soak it in. Just take 5 minutes and tell yourself it’s okay, you’re okay, it’s all going to be okay, and you are doing great.

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