Happy Sunday everyone! ☺

I hope you all have had a wonderful week. In the past few months, I’ve seen a lot of bloggers that I follow open up and discuss how they’re feeling which inspired this post. I’m sure many of you can relate to this post.

The problem with positivity

For a while, I’ve felt that a lot of the positivity that I try to put out there (on social media, this blog, generally in life etc.) was not balanced. Generally, many of us spend time posting messages of positivity and motivating one another on social media but are still not able to fully embrace it in reality, I for one have been guilty of this. But the problem with positivity, namely only putting out positive content, is equally as damaging as being completely negative. For me, an overload of positivity creates an imbalance resulting in not being able to fully cope and deal with the negative aspects of my life.

Neglecting the negativity made me become more sensitive to it and I found myself constantly living up to high standards which, frankly, can be exhausting at times.  Don’t get me wrong, I still believe that it’s extremely important to improve yourself and strive to be a better person, but it’s equally important to not be harsh on yourself.

How I’ve tried to overcome my problem with positivity

Part of becoming an adult is learning how to take what life throws at you and how to handle that with grace. Whether that be addressing problems with your personal life, work, education, relationships and so on, addressing the negativity in my life and trying to tackle it has worked much better for me than merely consuming positive content. Deconstructing the underlying issues that I have from the way I handle situations, toxic people and so on has given me a newfound perspective on life, and given me the chance to take a backseat and just grow. As I’ve gotten older, I find that the best way to grow is to understand that balance between the positives and negatives in life, and pay equal attention to both. Examining my life more closely has made all the difference.

I would love to know what your thoughts are on this, and if any of you have felt this way. I hope you enjoyed my ‘The problem with positivity’ post and have a great week a head!

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