Toxic Positivity, Pesto versus Bacon
We cannot be Happy, Positive, and Perky all the time. Pretending to be can cause more harm than good. Life is a rollercoaster of emotions. Feeling the bad ones are inevitable. Join us as we discuss the yuckiness of PESTO and how BACON can keep us on the paths to Master Happiness.
P - Perspective over Validation, “it could be worse” instead of, “that sounds awful.”
E - Experiencing Guilt for the way you feel.
S - Shaming others for expressing their feelings.
T - Telling yourself and others to “Just walk it off!”
O - Oppose or masking your true feelings.
B - Balance the good with the bad.
A - Acknowledge and validate your feelings and those of others.
C - Confide in someone.
O - Offer empathy.
N - Normalize ALL your feelings.