It’s true. When there are so many unhappy people around us, so many disasters going around.. you might feel guilty for being happy.
Tbh these days when I study positive psychology and it includes concepts of happiness and wellbeing I feel weird. Like why am I doing this? I’m not even in the mood of thinking about wellbeing when I’m seeing problems all around me.
But then I realised, positive psychology is not just about feeling happy emotions all the time.
When you are feeling low, you’re facing real problems and feeling like you are stuck in dark cave of hopelessness, positive psychology helps you accept your situation, believe that you can get out of this and helps you actually deal with the situation in a helpful way.
That made me get back to studies. Plus, it also encouraged me to apply all the interventions that I’m learning about in my daily life and benefit from that.
When you feel low, you don’t really want to do anything. Your attention is focused at one particular negative thing and you simply ignore everything positive that’s around you.
When we feel negative emotions our immediate response is fight or flight. We narrow down our focus. For human beings to survive this is necessary.
But at the same time there are benefits of feeling positive emotions.
When you feel better not only you take other things into consideration, you are more likely to contribute to others happiness.
We all know that we can’t give what we don’t have. What about happiness then?How could you make others happy when you are feeling low?
Again there’s nothing wrong with feeling low. I understand. These are tough times. We all are going through a lot. It’s okay to feel sadness, anger, grief. It’s completely natural. It’s human.
Take your time. Recharge. Refill yourself with love and care.
But remember you are not hurting anyone by being happy. In fact, research has proven this – you are much more likely to contribute to others happiness when you yourself are happy and grateful.
Take care guys!❤️