Our current culture is constantly pressuring us to see "the positive side of things". In theory this sounds like an encouraging advice, however, an overload of positivity can invalidate our more difficult feelings like sadness, deception or fear. When we do not have the space to express these negative emotions, we start feeling inadequate. We may even feel guilty that we are not being "positive enough". The social media tendency to only post our "happy moments" also creates a skewed reality that does not reflect the full spectrum of human emotions and life's inevitable ups and downs. We can easily start feeling like our lives and our feelings are not as positive as those of others. This is what is referred to as toxic positivity. While taking time to acknowledge our hard , negative feelings, is important for our health, it's also necessary to know how to get out of these lower emotional vibrations when we feel ready for joy again. Rita shares one of her favourite tips to help our brains develop a positive outlook on life once you feel ready for it!
Article on toxic positivity: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/toxic-positivity-during-the-pandemic