Its Ok Not to Be Ok


So often we hide ourselves because we are afraid to not be OK by someone else’s standards or even by our own standards.

We may hide our true feelings, our hurts, our secrets, our mistakes, our failures, our blemishes or something else we don’t like or we are embarrassed of.

its ok not to be okThe truth is that we all have something about us that we don’t absolutely adore–whether its something present or from our past. AND that is OK!

We need to realize that it is OK not to be what we consider to be perfect or what others consider to be perfect.

We need to realize that it is ok to have “flaws”, that we make mistakes sometimes and that we are sad or angry at times.

When we learn to be ok with ourselves as we are, we will then be able to enjoy our life on a higher level. We will be less critical and have more room for compassion and love for ourselves and others. And our world certainly needs more of both!

Sit back and enjoy this song. Really take in what Jessie J is conveying. Such an inspiring song. Lyrics are below:

 

“Who You Are” by Jessie J

I stare at my reflection in the mirror:
“Why am I doing this to myself?”
Losing my mind on a tiny error,
I nearly left the real me on the shelf.
No, no, no, no, no…Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing,
It’s okay not to be okay.
Sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart.
Tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising,
Just be true to who you are!
(who you are [x11])Brushing my hair, do I look perfect?
I forgot what to do to fit the mold, yeah!
The more I try the less it’s working, yeah
‘Cause everything inside me screams
No, no, no, no, no…Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing,
It’s okay not to be okay.
Sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart.
But tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising,
There’s nothing wrong with who you are!

Yes, no’s, egos, fake shows, like WHOA!
Just go, and leave me alone!
Real talk, real life, good love, goodnight,
With a smile, that’s my home!
That’s my home, no…

No, no, no, no, no…
Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing,
It’s okay not to be okay…
Sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart.
Tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising,
Just be true to who you are!
Yeah yeah yeah

 

Your Turn:
Have you ever accepted yourself as you are? If so, how do you feel when you accept yourself as you are? How do you feel when you hide yourself? Please share your thoughts below.  

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Much love to you!
Joanne Cipressi, CHt, CNLP
Empowerment Life Coach and Speaker
267-266-6480


About Joanne Cipressi

Joanne Cipressi is an empowerment coach and speaker who's life ambition is to encourage people that they are worthy of happiness and living the life they want. She has over 13 years experience in coaching people to overcome depression, addictions, low self esteem, trust issues and the effects of abuse and to develop the skills for great relationships, attracting and keeping clients/customers and balancing the mind and emotions.

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2 Responses to Its Ok Not to Be Ok

  1. personalised items December 11, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    I think you are correct Joanne – that it’s ok not to be ok. This is somehow one way to ease your stress; especially in times of difficulty. That being ‘not you’ adds up to the hardship you experience. Being your real you when you feel down will help you pick yourself up such that you’re back on track the next days.

  2. Donna December 16, 2011 at 3:25 am #

    Great post about living your life to the fullest and really being who you want to be. I find it funny that society pushes us to fit into this mold that just really isn’t right for everyone and I can say personally that I have felt the pressure of conforming to society and sometimes it just doesn’t make me feel happy. But you said it like people should tell their parents and friends about their own personal style and feelings. More people should be for real and post how they really feel about life. Thanks.
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