Yes, Life Is Frustrating
I’m all for positivity. But there are times when you need someone to acknowledge your struggles. Just a little bit. A healthy part of life is letting the bad stuff out. Expressing it. Screaming, shouting, moaning.
If I had to guess at a number (and let’s face it, most self-help advice on this platform is guesswork), I’d say aim for no more than 10% of your time / headspace / thoughts to be negative. The rest positive.
“No!” people will cry. “No negativity allowed!”
But at school, if you scored 9/10 in a test you’d be overjoyed! Positivity perfectionism is no use to anyone. Life isn’t as neat and tidy as that. Bottle up feelings and they will explode randomly. Better a deliberate and considered release of tension.
Life is frustrating (at times). I get it.