Why It’s Okay Not To Be Happy 24/7

LIFESTYLE Oct 23, 2016 20 Comments


You’re only human. You don’t have to have it together every minute of every day. – Anne Hathaway

Can I ask you something? How was your day today? Was it the good one or more likely the bad one when you felt like everybody around you is smiling and you just sit there with your thoughts and be like how they can be so happy every single day? 

Firstly, thank you for your answer and let me tell you something: that’s okay. It’s okay to feel that way sometimes. You know, not to be happy every day 24 hours in a week. Actually, in my opinion, it’s not even possible and healthy for us feeling like this the whole time.


Let me explain all these messy thoughts I wrote here…

I DO believe that positive mind = positive vibes = positive life.  I DO believe that how we think, affects  how we live our life and how we treat with ourself, BUT I also believe that to be happy, we have to face bad times too to enjoy happy times. I always read some kind of tutorials that teach/show me how to be happy every day and I am always like okay I will read this one but it’s because I am curious. But to be honest, I am not sure if we are even able to stay positive and happy every single day.

It Is Okay Not To Be Happy 24/7

It is not just about the positive mind

As I said, I think that as a human it is not possible to be happy every day but it is not like I spend my whole day by crying or frowning, it is just natural when your day doesn’t look like anyone else’s happy day. Just because your friend is smiling today doesn’t mean that this has to be your best day in your life. You have the right to feel sh*tty and stay in your bubble for a little while.

As a human, we were given to have a few emotions but it was not just the laugh but also the cry or the anger – the man of many faces and moods and we were meant to use them. And this is why I think it’s okay not to be okay.


Being grateful

But even when I feel this way – when no one or nothing makes me happy, I remember to be grateful for what I have and what I have achieved. Being grateful doesn’t mean to be sentimental (at least for me) but be aware of my strengths.

What makes you happy? And do you think that It’s okay not to be okay’? Let me know your opinion!


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Twenty-year student based in the Czech Republic. She admires everything minimal and floral. And she is also a big bookworm.


  1. Shannon

    Great points! I totally agree….this is a little off topic, but the other night I was thinking how much our society expects us all to be productive constantly all of the time… like if we have a day where we are feeling more lazy and like we need to do nothing, we feel guilty. Like, why? Like you said- it’s okay to not feel totally 100 percent all the time.

    • Lucie

      Thank you, Shannon, for sharing your thoughts! I think you’re completely right. I wrote something similar in my post An Ode To Being A Homebody…’ If you want to read it. 🙂 But I guess it’s just the reality. However,it’s up to you how you will use your time. 🙂

  2. Dylan

    You are 100% right! IT is okay to not be okay, and I am so happy you mentioned gratitude because this can really help me get out of a funk, or at least make my funk a little more manageable.

    • Lucie

      Thank you, Dylan. I am glad you like it! Gratitude is one of the most important things when you feel like this.

  3. Hayley

    Love this post lady! I too always keep a positive outlook on life but like you said, it’s natural that we have down days; sometimes things trigger it but sometimes I find myself in an off mood that I can’t quite explain! Such a good subject to address – fab post! 🙂

    Hayley xo

    • Lucie

      Thank you so much, Hayley, for your kinds words. I really appreciate! 🙂

  4. What makes me happy is when my family and friends are healthy and happy. And i do think it’s okay to not be okay. Sometimes you need that time to appreciate the good times!

    • Lucie

      That’s awesome, Sarah! Thank you for sharing it. 🙂

  5. Mistle

    I completely agree with this. You can’t be happy all the time. I mean I’m sure you can try to be but sometimes it’s okay to have a bad day. It happens to everyone. I try to be as positive as I can be daily because in the past I had a lot of negative days.

    • Lucie

      That’s right, Mistle. Me too – I try to be positive but sometimes it’s not possible.

  6. Rachel

    Such great points. I don’t think anyone could ever be happy 100% of the time!

    • Lucie

      Thank you, Rachel. 🙂

  7. Interesting thoughts! Happiness is so complicated.. I can be laughing and smiling about something but have a deep overall sorrow going on… or I can be really upset about something temporary but also happy and content with my life in general… sooo I don’t know.. but I agree it’s okay to be distant and withdrawn. You don’t always have to present yourself as happy.

    • Lucie

      I have to agree with you, Michelle! Happiness is complicated… 🙂

  8. I feel like social media plays a big part in this push to be happy so much of the time since so much of our lives are shared that way.

    • Lucie

      …but we should not influence ourselves and just be us. 🙂

  9. Randi

    This is so true! And when you’re upset it’s important to acknowledge it and let it sit… not just push it away with a smile! That’s what causes illness I am sure!

    • Lucie

      You’re completely right, Randi. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  10. Göze

    That’s totally true! Thank you very much for the post 🙂 🙂

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