Model and actress Gul Panag who has been part of bollywood films like Dor, Dhoop, Manorama Six Feet Under, Hello, Straight, and Ab Tak Chhappan 2 proved that she doesn’t shy away from admitting her bad days or painful times. She wrote a long Instagram post where she explained as there are achievements there is failure too and not all days are the same. She further said there were times when she felt unworthy, hurt and felt like crying her heart out. She said she is making use of the resources to keep her stable like going to jog, relax and think about things she is blessed with. Gul Panag poured her feelings via a post because she felt she is obliged to answer people who shower love on her. Finally she says that whatever one dreams to achieve or set a goal for it cannot be always achieved and it is okay to slow down sometimes as nobody can get all the things they want in life.
Expressing sorrow on her Instagram post Gul Panag wrote, “It’s not all joy and achievement. And goal accomplishment. I have bad days too. (This picture is taken on a bad day. ) I also get overwhelmed. I also feel helpless and hopeless at times. I also go into a room and have a cry. Every achievement, big or small, is punctuated by days when you feel you are worthless, that you are going to fail. Or that you can’t go on. However, one needs to dig deep and find the strength to carry on. One has to motivate one self, and remind oneself that ‘this too shall pass’. That life is like a Sine curve. One has to look for optimism in dark places. And find it. There will be road blocks, often self created, but one has to find a way to circumvent them. Having said that, sometimes one isn’t able to surface, no matter what. That’s the time to seek help. From friends and family. And if the need arises, from a trained professional. I have some tools that I’ve acquired over the years that help me cope on bad days. One is to go for a run( not a workout, because that takes greater will). The second is to hit pause, and quickly list out 5 things I’m grateful for in that moment. How do you deal with bad days ?
P.S. Why am I sharing this? Because I want you all to know that I’m humbled when so many of you say kind things to me . That I inspire you .( That is a huge responsibility). I want you all to know that it’s not all dream chasing and goal setting and achieving. It’s not all slaying . I don’t have it all together. No one does. P.P.S. I take photos on bad days. So that I can appreciate the good days. Lastly , today is not a bad day. I pulled this out for perspective. Because the previous post got so many of you writing it with nice things. I wonder if anyone will read till the bottom?”.
Gul Panag took part in Miss Universe 1999 pageant and has also been a former Miss India. She is married to pilot Rishi Attari and has a son named Nihal with him. She was a part of web series Paatal Lok and 2019 movie Bypass Road.
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