How to avoid ‘toxic positivity’ and take the less direct route to happiness
By Brock Bastian and Ashley Humphrey. Published in the Conversation, November 2021.
The term “toxic positivity” has received a good deal of attention lately. Coming off the back of the “positivity movement” we are beginning to recognise while feeling happy is a good thing, overemphasising the importance of a positive attitude can backfire, ironically leading to more unhappiness. Read more here