It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, Or Is It?! Let’s Talk About False Positivity
Is someone else’s “comfort more important than your reality?” -Dr. Susan David, Author of “Emotional Agility” I am so glad that I have gotten out of the habit of putting on a brave face, but instead being honest with myself and those around me with where I am emotionally in the moment when asked.
In case you need confirmation, it is unrealistic to expect positivity all the time, feelings are a part of our normal human experience. Your feelings are valid and should not be suppressed under the guise of positivity. I can guarantee that the feelings you deny or avoid will only make them bigger the more they go unprocessed. The only healthy way to move forward is to get real with them. And if you are sprinkling false positivity on your friends that are upset, angry, or depressed Stop That! Not every hard circumstance needs a silver lining.
How We Get to Authenticity:
Intent vs Impact
All Feelings Allowed
So whether you have come to live in the raw authenticity of your emotions, hide your true feelings often out of fear of not being accepted if you tell your truth, of being deemed negative, or because it’s not socially acceptable, Let’s Talk in the comments: What is your view on false positivity?