Mental Health Monday: How Toxic Positivity Damaged My Mental Health

Not my image!

While positive thinking is not a bad thing, it can be detrimental to your mental health. Especially if you force yourself to constantly think positive thoughts.

VeryWellMind.com describes toxic positive as such, “Toxic positivity is the belief that no matter how dire or difficult a situation is, people should maintain a positive mindset. It’s a “good vibes only” approach to life.”

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Hello Again – Quick Update!

I’m sorry for the abrupt exit from the blog and its social feeds. I have had a lot going on mentally as of late. This left me placing important things I needed to do on the back burner and that built up over time to the extent that it became overwhelming.

I couldn’t function, I wasn’t helping myself and I gave up on my responsibilities, the blog and even my hobbies.

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What I’ve Learned Living La Vida Lockdown

Not a flattering angle, but one that sums up my life at the moment

If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. Truer words have yet to be spoken during the seemingly never-ending lockdowns the UK has been inflicted with!
As irritating as they are, I can safely say that’d I’d rather be irritated than dead. I don’t have time for that, I’ve got things to do!

I won’t pretend that it has been smooth sailing throughout, but I have managed to learn quite a lot about myself, my needs, aspirations etc during my time in government grounding.

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