Being positive is the best way to take care of your physical and mental health. It helps you become a better person and also encourages you to have a positive outlook on life, provided that you’re also acknowledging the things that have negatively affected your life.
Therefore, when it comes to ‘toxic positivity’, it is not exactly the same as being positive. While being healthily positive also stresses on the acceptance of one’s emotional pain and difficulty in life, ‘toxic positivity’ is like a pretense where one feels the need to be happy all the time, even though they’re not.
Problems are a part of our lives and dealing with it gives us a sense of satisfaction and achievement. However, indulging in toxic positivity will only assist you towards happiness that you probably didn’t earn. Ignoring your emotional needs and disregarding your mental health by only adopting a positive vibe can become tormenting in the long run.