The walk it off, put on a happy face, fake it til you make it culture is just a lineage of shame.
You aren’t stronger for pretending you are doing great. You aren’t contributing anything to society by shouldering the load without help.
We are all clues to the best way forward. Authentic and vulnerable expression is the strongest and sexiest way to be.
If you can accept help when you need it, those who helped you are blessed.
Stop pretending you are doing great. Just be honest. Your image suffers constantly from the falseness. A touch of humbling realness only adds to your brand.
Tell your friends when you are not okay. Let them share and offer love. You may just give permission to those who are struggling the most to relieve their burdens.
We all have struggles, show it, you are loved.