Is positive thinking bad - pinToday on The Vibe Shifting Show we’re asking: is positive thinking bad? I’ve been noticing a lot of backlash pieces against the positive thinking movement cropping up over the internet over the last few months, so I thought it was time to tackle this one head-on and look at ways in which positive thinking can actually be detrimental because, believe it or not, there are studies out that do show that there are downsides to positive thinking.


I spend a lot of time on my blog talking about the impact that a positive mindset and optimistic thinking can have in motivating you to keep moving towards your biggest dreams. In today’s episode, however, we’re going to look at four of the biggest pitfalls to positive thinking and how to avoid them. When we know what the potential pitfalls are, we can make it a point to avoid falling into the traps of positive thinking and still reap all the many benefits of positivity and optimism in our lives.

In my experience, despite the downsides to positivity, there are far greater benefits to maintaining an optimistic outlook on life. And one of the strongest benefits of positive thinking that I see is that it allows us to hope; when everything is bleak, looking for the positive in our situation keeps us from falling into that bottomless pit of despair and hopelessness. Optimism gives us the ability to believe in something better and galvanizes us to DO something to deliberately make the situation better.

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