Toxic Positivity is a Psychological Bypass
When we deny anything considered “negative” in our lives and turn everything into a positive, we limit our natural experiences in life and we become less authentic.
Toxic positivity is fake positivity that becomes a psychological bypass over anything uncomfortable.
This then shows up in our lives in more harmful ways to grab our attention that it’s not a healthy way of being.
We need to find a balance that’s genuine, leans toward creating positive experiences while also attending to painful and emotionally difficult situations.
We are three-dimensional human beings with a lot of capacity to embrace what’s organically present.
Toxic Positivity is an extreme form of not allowing ourselves to feel or even see negative experiences in life.
Toxic positivity is a psychological bypass over the difficult stuff in life that creates problems longer term.
When we don't allow ourselves to feel all that life has to offer, we become less three dimensional, less authentic.
Being present for all emotions and all experiences breathes fresh oxygen into our life.
When we deny negative emotions or sweep them under the rug, they build up and find a way out in more destructive ways.
While we need to feed ourselves and relationships positive experiences, this isn't fake positivity but rather finding a place of genuine gratitude.