You're Strong, Even Though You're Suffering Right Now

You’re Strong, Even Though You’re Suffering Right Now

You’re strong, even though you keep breaking down in tears. There’s nothing wrong with releasing the emotions that have been eating away at you. You have to retrain yourself to recognize that feeling isn’t a bad thing. It doesn’t make you weak. You don’t have to run from your emotions. It takes strength to confront them, to admit you aren’t actually okay and need to work towards healing.

You’re strong, even though it might feel like you’re falling behind, like you should be further ahead by now. It’s natural to feel like the people around you have their lives one-hundred percent together while you’re still trying to figure basic things out. However, you need to remember you’re only seeing bits and pieces of their world. You’re only witnessing the parts they’re willing to show you. Even your closest friends and family members might be hiding their worst moments from you. You’re not as alone as you’ve convinced yourself. You’re not the only one who feels this sting of pain.

You’re strong, even though there are days when you can’t bring yourself to climb out of bed, to shower, to brush your hair, to smile. Sometimes, the ‘simple’ activities most people take for granted can feel like mountains you aren’t sure whether you can conquer. Instead of beating yourself up about how much trouble you’re having with the small things, you should be proud of yourself for whatever you can manage. Maybe you can only handle a little today, but who knows what tomorrow could bring? Go easier on yourself. Stop treating yourself like a punching bag. You’re not stupid or lazy or weak. You’re going through a lot right now.

You’re strong, even though you’re going through a rough time right now, even though you’re unsure how to cope with the emotions swarming through your head. You might not have the answers right now, but you’re going to figure this out. You have time. You need to breathe. You need to focus. You need to remember everything is going to be okay. You need to trust yourself. You need to be gentle with yourself. You need to believe you have this handled. Maybe not today. But eventually.

You’re strong, even though you’re struggling. The world isn’t always fair. Life isn’t always going to be easy. You aren’t always going to be comfortable. There are bound to be bumps throughout your journey. It doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong. It simply means you’re human. But you are going to get through this. You are going to push through these rough times and make it to the good ones.

You’re strong, even though there are moments when you’re convinced you’re weak.

You’re loved, even though there are moments when you’re convinced you’re unlovable.

You’re going to accomplish great things, even though there are moments when you’re convinced you’re a failure or that your best days are behind you.

Remember, what your brain is telling your right now might be a lie. You can’t believe the worst thoughts you have about yourself, but you should start believing the best. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Holly is the author of Severe(d): A Creepy Poetry Collection.

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