Be Positive #MayTivation

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Be Positive.

Have you ever paused and realized the amount of pressure these two words can put on others and on yourself?

Human beings come inbuilt to experience a range of emotions. Some, like love, happiness, contentment and more of the like are those we know as Positive emotions or Positivity.  

Then there are the not so popular ones, like anger, hatred, despair and the like all neatly clubbed under Negative emotions or Negativity.

When the going is great we, but naturally, tend to be positive about everything. However, when we find things not going our way the scales tend to tilt towards negativity. It could be consciously or subconsciously, but they do. There is so much pressure to be positive/ feel positive/ think positive from everywhere, be it family, friends, social media even those whatsapp forwards that do the rounds that most of us are guilty and at times  even afraid to feel anything ‘negative’ and talk about it when we do.

Suppressing any emotion tends to magnify it and it usually finds an outlet in some form. Kind of like putting yourself on a strict diet, constantly thinking of the food you’ve decided to deprive yourself of and then giving in to one mad moment and binge eating, only to regret it later and realizing that portion control works better than deprivation.

In the same way it works better to experience every emotion you may be going through, keeping in mind not to let the not so pleasant ones stay back long enough to form a habit.

Feel every emotion you go through, do not suppress yourself from doing that, but remember not to hold onto them either. And after you’ve done so, let it go and feel the relief.

Remember portion control works better than deprivation. This is what Being Positive should truly be about. Click To Tweet

7 thoughts on “Be Positive #MayTivation

  1. Oh so apt Mayuri. Being positive means accepting the negative feelings as they happen to us and still keeping faith that the cloud will have a silver lining.
    Every negative emotion has a lesson to teach and we must be able to understand it.
    Portion control….a positivity mantra for me for this week’s challenges and for goodies too!
    Thanks Mayuri.

  2. I can vouch for this from experience. If we consciously try to suppress a feeling it bothers more and becomes irresistible. We must let ourselves feel it and give time to let it pass.
    Lovely post, Mayuri.

  3. Agree with you and it reminded me of an incident, where I was talking to a lady and we were talking about how the online consumption and information overload is difficult for kids and she suddenly started chanting, ‘be positive, talk positive’ while I stared dumbfounded!

  4. This is so apt. We are made to feel all emotions and we need to feel them as it is in the flow of life. Suppresing them can be lethal I feel, it would hurt more. Let Go as you said is the right mantra

  5. Oh yes! We dont realise this many times as we try to look towards only good in life. But its important to remember that we cannot ignore negatives completely. Good one Mayuri.

  6. How I needed to read this today dear. I am an extrovert and need to speak out whether feeling good or bad. To prevent a loved one from feeling hurt, I have been suppressing them since yesterday and it has left me so disturbed. You just gave me a way out here.

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