Gratitude, Peace during chaos & preventing crash/cycles
Gratitude is NOT a magic pill for buypassing emotions
HOW TO REFLECT ON THE TALK?
1. Chaos to Calm Kick Starter Method:
2. Gratitude Post
Finding gratitude is often used in exactly the same way as ‘just be positive’.
It becomes another form of toxic positivity.
As if focusing on things to be grateful for simply makes the impact of all your struggles disappear.
Like is often the case, the idea of just looking for gratitude comes from a good place but is so often about emotional avoidance.
Making someone list all the reasons they should feel grateful in spite of any unresolved emotional turmoil they may have, can become like writing a guilt list.
Finding gratitude can be important, just like finding positives, but they’re not magical bypasses that you can just pour over unprocessed trauma.