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  • By now we all know that life doesn't usually turn out the way that you hope it will.

  • Congratulations.

  • Thank you! I'm waiting so long for this.

  • Good luck finding a job out there. [sad sniff]

  • everyone's scared of us [emotional out burst]

  • Oh no! Here you go; here's a scarf.

  • [crying goes on] [hilarious clown joke btw]

  • Lately I've had more and more days where I just don't feel okay. With all the news and entertainment

  • And politics and life in general I feel more depressed and anxious than ever and when I usually express these feelings

  • I met with the response "I know but you just have to think positively"

  • "I mean thoughts influence your mood, so.", "Just fake it till you make it, and then eventually you'll believe that you're happy"

  • "Oh, honey, all you have to do is say affirmations. That's what I do, like this:

  • YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!

  • YOU'RE SMART!

  • YOU'RE WORTHY OF LOVE!

  • YOU'RE GONNA BE OK!

  • And though positivity and resilience has its place,

  • it feels like this sentiment is coming from a discomfort with negative emotions rather than

  • prioritizing the process of healing or working through them. And to be honest, I'm just really tired of trying to mask my negative feelings

  • Hey Anna, can...

  • What's up dude [sad voice]

  • Eh... [sad sniff from Anna] are you okay?

  • Yeah, no... I'm totally fine. I'm just like "yeah I'm hanging out, working, living my best life" [sniff]

  • What can I do for you?

  • Ah, I just want to know if I could borrow a highlighter?

  • Oh ya, you got it.

  • I'll get you a highlighter

  • Here you go, dude.

  • Thanks for stopping by

  • Maybe we could get lunch later

  • Alright

  • Cool, cool, catch you later, dude [voice cracking]

  • Every time I've run from my feelings or try to smile them away, this buzzing

  • Feeling of my anxiety only worsens, and I don't want to live like that anymore

  • I've touched my therapist a lot and and he's suggested that you want to operate inside of your feelings and

  • Successfully navigate them, you want to be fully present with them

  • Then let them go. It's much healthier to be okay with not being okay, then pretend everything is okay when it's not..make sense?

  • As I slowly approach the corner of being thirty years old. I've kind of started to realize that we're probably going to be

  • Not okay more than we are okay, and I have to learn to accept that and

  • Live with it and just accept that suffering is part of being alive and of course there are things that we can do on a daily

  • basis for the long run that helps our mental health right like you can make sure you're getting enough sleep and

  • exercising and

  • meditating and seeing your therapist regularly so many fun things and of course eating healthy cuz we all love food and

  • Speaking of eating healthy I do want to say today is sponsored by hellofresh. We're sponsored by food!!!

  • I got to try Hello freshest vegetarian plan and since I do freelance work

  • You know I'm often ordering out and not eating as healthy as I want to

  • But since they deliver on the days that I want I can customize it for my schedule

  • and I can pause it for those weeks when I'm out of town, each recipe only takes about 30 minutes

  • And it's great if you are a stickler for time management like me and it comes with this card that has like step-by-step instructions

  • So you don't necessarily feel overwhelmed in the kitchen you can go to hellofresh.com and use the offered code

  • AKANA30 for $30 off for your first week of deliveries

  • That's hellofresh.com and AKANA30

  • Bye [cute smile :3]

By now we all know that life doesn't usually turn out the way that you hope it will.

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It's OK to not be OK

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    Yuru Chen   posted on 2017/12/04
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