Today is R U OK? Day. Everyone has bad days but for those of us who live with chronic illness we all know some days are tougher than others.
Firstly, before you check in with others, check in with yourself. Are you OK? Then remember to check in with your loved ones and those around you!
It only takes four simple steps. Be sure to listen and not to judge and if someone is going through a difficult time and isn’t OK then show your support and let them know you are there if they would like to talk.
You can ask these same questions with children but rather than asking them if they’re OK by instead asking them how their day was at school or what they did today.
I was lucky enough to walk into the workplace today to find this feast on the table for R U OK Day. I am a a foodie.
But just because today is Are you OK day, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask the question every day. Everyday can be R U OK Day if you choose. It is important to check in with our loved ones throughout the year to see how they’re going and let them know we’re thinking of them.To all of the chronic illness bloggers out there and to anyone else who may be going through a difficult time you are in my thoughts and I am sending love and support. I hope you are all well. 🙂 And remember if you are in need of support, don’t be afraid to reach out. You are not weak, taking the next step and seeking support is BRAVE and COURAGEOUS.