It is ok to NOT to be ok!!
We are recently having many insightful discussions on mental health awareness, languishing and dealing with lows here at RVoice. Thanks to @Kakoli Majumder , @Shruti Turner and @Shaimaa Doma for initiating the recent discussions! Just continuing on a similar note...
Globally, we are going through unprecedented times of hardship and difficulty, which can be soul crushing, soul numbing, derailing, at least for some - if not many of us.
Managing emotions through hardship becomes even more difficult amidst toxic positivity - airising from within or outside. Sometimes, even the well-meaning "Just smile, be positive!" can sting. Being nuanced, accepting, authentic and empathetic in our responses to our own hardships and that of others seems an art, but we can try to learn and practice it. I really liked this summary of "positive responses" Vs. empathetic responses. 🙂
Would love to hear your views/opinions/experiences.