It Is Okay Not to Be Okay

Marlene Henriquez, Reporter

It is okay to feel anxious right now.

We live in a society where hustle culture is all the craze. That notion has been completely turned on its head with everyone having to stay home due to COVID-19.

During these difficult times, one’s mental health can begin to deteriorate, especially if you are a person who thrives off of going out and seeing other people. I’m here to let you know that it is completely okay to have bad days. It is okay to cry. It is okay to feel anxious or sad.

People, hopefully no one close to you, are getting sick and passing away from this horrible disease. So, I don’t blame you if you feel like crying. In fact, I encourage you to cry. Let your emotions out, but don’t let your anxiousness completely drown you. I know that that is easier said than done sometimes. So, here are some things that helping me when I get anxious:

  • doing yoga or pilates (but you can totally do whatever workouts you like best); I have been following along to YouTube videos
  • journaling and reading
  • and honestly, just watching anything other than the news.


No one’s living situation is exactly like the next person’s so it would be selfish of me to assume that you all live in perfect, happy homes. Some of you are parents, some of you are essential workers, some of you may be out of a job and filing for unemployment. I sympathize and empathize with you. All I am saying is that it’s not all sunshine and rainbows and though it is important to try and find silver linings in all of this, you are allowed to have a bad day. 

You can totally be productive one day and be a total couch potato and see what the hype about Tiger King is all about the next day. 

And remember, all of us here at The Campus are here for you ♥