Why I don’t need to be a miserable human being when I can’t be productive and pull my shit together

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1. During those times that I’m okay, I can slay my to-do list — even if it meant one step at a time.

There are really trying times when I can’t focus on a task that I should have done. My mind fixates itself on a certain fear-inducing thought during bouts of anxiety.

2. When faced by the worst, I can force myself to try anyway — even little by little.

There are times, however, when my anxiety just completely overwhelms me. A feeling of panic and dread sets in, and my mind can’t stop fixating on the thought that made me anxious. When that happens, I know that shit is going to hit the fan.

3. There’s always a silver lining in everything, even if all else fails.

Time and time again, I affirm myself that it is O.K. to fail — that even the best effort can fail in the worst of times. If such moments happen, I repeat in my head that everything is going to be fine one day. With the right effort and mindset, everything will turn out to be better in the future.

It’s okay to be not okay

My point is simple: there are times when anyone of us will be besieged by bad moments, and it is okay not to be okay during these moments.

A Filipino writer occasionally musing about society, technology, the environment, and philosophy.

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