'it's the most wonderful time of the year'...

Not for everyone it isn't.

I've been wanting to sit down and write this post for a while now (but plans have got in the way), it isn't going to be a big one. But I just wanted to write it and address that it is okay not to be okay during 'the most wonderful time of the year'.

Ever felt pressure to be okay? We all have at some point or other I'm sure. But you know what, it's okay not to be okay. That covers all year round, Christmas doesn't make illnesses and feelings disappear, wouldn't it be lovely if it did.

I feel like Christmas is the one time of year where there is added pressure to be okay but it really is okay not to be okay, honestly.

Whatever emotions you are feeling it is okay.

I want this post to act as a little reminder for you and a little reassurance too.

Take it easy, look after yourself. Take your time and breathe. One step, one day at a time.


  1. really needed this <3 perfectly written. thanks banana xox

    1. I thought you might, I'm always here Ally! <3 xxxx

  2. I reckon during Christmas, when everyone is expected to be with people, having an amazing time, feeling loved, we feel even more lonely. We're not meeting the annual celebration's expectations, and suddenly we're not good enough. I think we need to remember that we're not alone in this.

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