Toxic positivity is the belief that your view on life must always be positive no matter how good or bad you are feeling.
Phrases such as ‘It could always be worse’ or ‘look on the bright side’ are examples of this.
Toxic positivity degrades strong emotions such as sadness, disappointment or loneliness and puts pressure on us to be happy all the time.
However, this is not reality. We all must face painful feelings and avoiding these is actually very harmful to out mental wellbeing.
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