• Personal Development

    Why it’s better to be present than positive

    “Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.” “You are the author of your life!” “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.” “Live more, worry less.” Does anyone else ever get sick of these “inspirational quotes”, or is it just me? As humans, we are wired to automatically focus our attention on the negative.┬áDon’t get me wrong, it’s obviously way better to approach life with a positive outlook.┬áBut sometimes, being positive is just plain exhausting. Research shows that optimistic people are healthier, live longer lives, and are happier overall. But there’s also something to be said for feeling really shitty when you need to, and then…