Nov 4, 2022
“Look at the brightside.”
“It’s not all bad.”
How many times have you thought or been told to think like this when the words just fell flat in front of you?
There are a lot of great things about having a positive attitude and a positive mindset. But, if the positive thought is something that isn’t true for you, it’s not going to be very useful in helping you move forward in your life, experience the change you need or process the emotions you’re going through.
Worse yet, just thinking positive when you don’t feel it can throw you into a shame spiral of judging yourself for not thinking the way you think you should be thinking!
Ugh! So meta! ; )
In this episode, I’ll help you understand the difference between positive thinking and useful thinking.
I’ll offer you two questions that you can apply to the way you’re thinking that will move you closer to thinking in a useful way.
Meaning a way of thinking that will move you forward while allowing you to feel everything you need to feel without guilt or shame.
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