It is Okay Not To Be Okay

Last week was exhausting for me as I am sure it was for many of you all as well. I was mentally and physically exhausted from the loss of another one of my black brothers. The injustice that is going on in the black community is surreal.

In these times, I am grateful that I have a trusted community of people I can discuss issues with that are dear to my heart.

In the midst of Rona, racism feels like a second pandemic. At that moment, of coming to that realization, I reminded myself it is okay to not be okay.

I was chatting with a friend this week and she brought up yoga. Now listen, I am not great at yoga at all, but I enjoyed practicing it this week. Yoga allowed me to relax, de-stress, just be in the moment with my feelings and release negative tension. To be honest, half the time, I was watching the yoga video, I was lying down becoming one with my mat. Relaxing.

This isn’t going to be a long blog today because guess what I am tired – just like many of you. But I wanted to remind you to stay encouraged and to let you know that I love you.

Take time this week if you need it to focus on you. Our bodies are our temples, so if you need to disconnect from social media, take a walk, journal, talk to a therapist, or a trusted friend – do it!

Remind yourself, it is okay not to be okay and do something you will enjoy. Self-care is never selfish! Take care of yourself.

Question of the Day: What can you do this week to take care of you?

Scripture of the Week: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? – 1 Corinthians 6:19