A positive mindset is key to living a healthy, fulfilling life. Right? I most definitely agree.
I read a lot & spend plenty of time on Instagram - I’m the first to say, I LOVE inspirational quotes and stories of triumph + and I personally post them on my account! They can all totally lift you up, just when you need it most, and I’m grateful for all of it.
But I have also personally been effected by the downside effects of choosing “positivity” in situations where it wasn’t the right answer for me. It actually was detrimental to my mental health and took me further from the positive mindset I so badly wanted.
Sometimes, “just being positive” feels like putting lipstick on a pig and calling it a supermodel. It just doesn’t feel (or look) right.
And It doesn’t feel or look right, because it’s covering up emotions that need to be processed. And once that processing happens, we can then authentically connect with a positive mindset.