A little reminder for people during the “happy” holiday season: you don’t have to be happy all the time.
It’s unrealistic and toxic.
Even though it’s Christmas, make sure you still allow room for sadness, for grief, for loneliness, for mourning.
For those who are ill, or who have lost loved ones, or who are struggling, these emotions might be most present.
So don’t put pressure on yourself to push through, to force a smile, to put on a facade.
You’re still only human.
If you make room for the sadder emotions, they’ll still be plenty of space left for the happier emotions too: you can always feel both at the same time.
And remember, you’re never alone in what you’re feeling.
Sending love and light to everyone.