How to avoid toxic positivity and focus on your emotional health

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Are you a victim of toxic positivity? Are you constantly highlighted by the people around you when you share your problems where they shame you for being at risk? Or maybe you are the one who inadvertently ignores the real problems your loved ones share with you.

Positive phrases are often well-intentioned and often offered as words of support and encouragement. However, as with everything else, the excessive practice of a certain philosophy can be harmful. It can be deprived of people who really need emotional support to deal with what they’re going through.

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The highest signs that you may be a criminal / victim of toxic positivity

Here’s how you can balance and focus on your emotional health:

  1. Feel your feelings: If you are uncomfortable experiencing negative emotions, try to acknowledge them as a start. Negative feelings can guide you to make much-needed changes in your life.
  2. Sympathy: When a friend or family member talks to you about their difficulties or their emotions, try to put yourself in their shoes. Listen to what they have to say without offering advice or shutting them down.
  3. It’s okay to have mixed feelings: At times, you may feel sad and yet relieved (much needed separation). Or happiness and a little anxiety (if you’re starting a new job). Don’t pressure yourself for not understanding your feelings or taking a yoyo moment. It’s all part of life.
  4. Learn to manage your emotions in a healthy way: Therapy or holistic healing techniques such as chakra balancing or hypnotherapy can help you connect with your feelings if you suppress them for a long time. They can help you understand why you’re experiencing inexplicable body aches, migraines or emotional outbursts. Learning to manage your emotions is an effective way to achieve emotional balance.

Remember – ups and downs, happiness, sadness, envy, pride, frustration, and anxiety are all part of life. Anything that tends toward only one side of emotional balance, negative or positive, can cause an imbalance of yin and yang within you.

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