Don’t insist on being positive — allowing negative emotions has much to teach us
Sometimes the worst thing you can do is look on the bright side. Positive thinking in the face of adversity is heavily pushed in Western culture. However, our attempts to manifest happiness or brush off difficulties with sayings like "everything happens for a reason" and "every cloud has a silver lining" leave us feeling disconnected, emotionally disregarded and ultimately worse. Jamie Waters brings you a refreshing wave of books that critique the toxic positivity mindset, identifying that the real problem is not our negative emotions but that we haven't learnt how to process them effectively.
From The Guardian