Preventing Toxic Positivity - Deepstash

Bite‑sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

Preventing Toxic Positivity

It is important that we become completely conscious of how we react to things and when to react. Being able to feel negative emotions is normal and should be normalized. Here are ways we can prevent the spread of toxic positivity:

  1. Listen to the other person intently and genuinely
  2. Do not give unsolicited advice
  3. Practice empathy
  4. Encourage vulnerability

Having a safe space to share and connect with someone is important so that we don't completely dwell on negativity.

4

STASHED IN:

124

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

Sometimes we can be too hard on ourselves and we deny ourselves the experience of pain or heartbreak because we firmly believe that "positivity is the key to happiness" however it is not always the case.

  • Allow yourself to feel. Dig deep into your own emotions and get to know ...

When people push you to "keep being positive" do not react immediately, instead, with a level head, try these:

  1. Ask the person to clarify their intentions as to why they're pushing for positivity
  2. Let them explain what positivity means to them and the importance of why you...

It is the idea or the mindset that says that we need to stay positive at all times. It happens because of the overgeneralization that being positive is the only way to get through life.

Being positive all of the time is to deny ourselves to feel and minimize what we are f...

Spreading toxic positivity can cause problems in our lives, may it be personal, romantic, or at work.

We may have good intentions as to why we shy away from opening up with other people but it will come off as being dishonest and could put a strain on your relationship an...

During this holiday season, it is easy to feel disconnected from everyone because of the protocols needed to follow. Fortunately, there are many apps we can use to keep connected with our friends and our loved ones.

We can still create the feeling of togetherness by promoting a safe space...

Discover and save more ideas by creating a

FREE

Deepstash account.

Develop a

reading habit

, save

time

and create an amazing

knowledge library

.

GET THE APP:

MORE LIKE THIS

Depression During Holidays

Holidays are supposed to be a happy time, but many people feel sadness due to heightened expectations, family rifts and comparison with others.

4

STASHED IN:

87

Added stress during the holiday season

The holiday season can be the loneliest and most stressful time of the year for some people. When combined with workplace stress, the festive season can add stress. 

Just before the holiday season, employees are dealing with shortened deadlines, expectations for the end of ...

1

STASHED IN:

5

Budgets and holiday celebrations

The holidays are usually filled with joy, celebration and the giving of gifts.

Having a financial plan in place will enable you to be less stressed and get through the holidays with your finances intact.

1

STASHED IN:

51