It’s true, you can’t always be positive. And there’s nothing wrong with allowing yourself whatever emotion you’re feeling whether it’s sadness, anger, frustration, anxiety or worry. The problem is when you invite it to stay over night. We’re not robots so we can’t just turn off negative thoughts with a flip of the switch. We need some time to process the information that is causing us distress. And it is from those negative times that cause us to grow. We learn from them. That’s what life is, ups and downs.
It’s when we start accepting the fact that we’re only human and it’s only natural to feel down at times. There are plenty of pages on Facebook that throw out all the “think positive” mantra. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, because I, too, have one of those Facebook pages Positive Energy as well as this Blog that’s all about thinking positive. But just keep it in perspective. It’s there to help you when you feel “stuck” in a negative mode. It’s not to say that you should never feel negative or else you’re a loser. It’s there to help put a smile on your face when you’ve been feeling a little sad for a few days. And to help put a different light on whatever problem or issue you’re facing.
So there’s nothing wrong with having negative thoughts or feelings as long as you don’t set up camp. Experience whatever you must, allow the emotions and feelings, yell, cry or whatever else to release that tension, then move back to the positive side. Keep it balanced. Life is all about being balanced. A little of this and a little of that.
In the Positive Zone