Happy Sunday everyone! ☺

I hope you all have had a wonderful week. In the past few months, I’ve seen a lot of bloggers 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 the positivity I try to put out there on social media, this blog and generally in life was not balanced. Many of us post messages of positivity to motivate one another on social media but are not able to fully embrace it in reality. I for one have been guilty of this. But this issue 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 negativity in 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 it

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. It’s given me the chance to grow. As I’ve gotten older, I find that balancing the positives and negatives in life, and paying equal attention to both has been best for growth. 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 post.  Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

– Sonam x

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About the author
Founder, Editor & Blogger for Kind Culture. London based brand strategy, content and campaign management specialist. Passionate about supporting cruelty-free beauty brands, cooking and reading books about spirituality.

Comments (12)

    1. I don’t think people mean to be fake, I think that there’s so much focus on being positive that it gets to a point where its no longer practical. But I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels that way 🙂 xx

  1. I agree with what you said about balance but I find that with me the more negativity that surrounds me the more motivated I am to post something positive but it can become overwhelming and at these times I just take a break.

    1. Ahh I see what you mean, it’s always best to step back and take a break. For me, I always feel that too much of one or the other can create problems. xx

    1. Knowing how to maintain that balance between positive and negative is probably one of the biggest challenges and struggles ever. xx

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