Forced positivity - Deepstash

Bite-sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

Forced positivity

Forced positivity

"Look on the bright side." Amid a pandemic and widespread social unrest, experts caution us against phrases like these that are not only unhelpful but also toxic.

While cultivating a positive mindset is a good coping mechanism, putting a positive spin as the only way to cope is harmful. It's like forcing more ice cream than you can eat with the hope that you will feel even better.

STASHED IN:

320

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

Forcing positivity denies a very real sense of despair and hopelessness and alienates those who are struggling.

Research shows that accepting negative emotions may be more beneficial. Recognize that how you feel is valid. It's okay not to feel okay. Don't feel pressured to attempt lofty tasks such as picking a new hobby.

Positivity makes people appear more well-adapted and popular with their peers.

8 Reactions

Comment

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

Takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score