Do the very words "Just be positive!" annoy you? 🙄 Do you know the difference between toxic positivity and having a genuinely positive mindset?
Why do we ask? Because Positive Psychology is part of the foundation of Monumental Me, the personal development platform Michele and I started a year ago. And, we have a good number of new subscribers here (welcome!), so it makes sense to remind you why we’re here. Our goal is to share useful research and invaluable knowledge about how we can all really thrive. And what we create and curate is available to everyone. Much needed during these nutty times.
We can all benefit from having some sense of control right now, right? Positive Psychology is a practice, and it is something we can work at. Learning about what it is and how to use it as a tool is something we can control. Since we are so inspired by the science behind Positive Psychology, the original work of Dr. Martin Seligman, and the many practitioners who followed, we are curating and creating content and programming that really makes a difference for people in life and in work. And having a positive mindset has been scientifically proven to bring a whole host of benefits to people's lives.
So, that brings me back to sharing why we care about Positivity, what it is and what it isn’t. Michele says it best in this very short video:
But do not get dupped. We are NOT supporters of Toxic Positivity or oversimplifying and dismissing events, feelings, and actions just to be “positive.”
Want to get started on this practice? Start with being a positive influencer and see how that feels. Some tips:
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🧡Liana & Michele