How to Be Okay With Not Feeling Okay – Dani DiPirro



How can you sit with your feelings and let them fuel your creativity? Dani DiPirro, author, blogger, illustrator, and creator of Positively Present was in a dark place when she realized that happiness was not going to be her solution – but instead, having a little more awareness and positivity. She shares how you can transform your negative thoughts, what makes you stand out the most, how to lose the shame around whatever you’re feeling, and why sharing your emotions through art is one of the healthiest escapes you can take.

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  Illustration by Dani DiPirro    @positivelypresent

Illustration by Dani DiPirro @positivelypresent

  1. You don’t have to do the craziest thing to be unique. Just do what feels true to you.

  2. Take people on your journey. There’s no need to be an expert just to share your experience.

  3. Be aware of how much negativity you put in your day. Don’t think, “This sucks.” Think, “How can I make this better?”

  4. Consistency is key. Stick with your level of commitment.

  5. Be authentically you. When your work is originally yours, it will always stand out.

  6. Let yourself feel the anxiety, the stress, the sadness. But remember that it’s not going to last forever.

  7. Talk it out. The worst thing you can do is avoid or hide the darkness.

  8. Let creativity be your healthy escape, your outlet to express all that you feel and who you are.


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