Engaging a positive perspective can be a route to increased self-esteem, improved relationships and a greater outlook on life. However, when done to a toxic level it can lead to an unsustainable and unhealthy result.

Where positive psychology can be transformative, toxic positivity can be harmful.

Positive Psychology

So what is positive psychology? In a nutshell, it is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. It focuses on broadening awareness, building strengths, increasing compassion and overall supporting our development and wellbeing.

Toxic Positivity

Toxic positivity is an artificial level of positive feelings 100% of the time. It tells people to stop…


Five Practical Ways to Combat Self-Doubt

Being your own boss is often sold as the exciting journey of shaping a life of your own making, but being your own boss can be terrifying, sometimes to the crippling point. That’s where a common foe comes in, self-doubt, the culprit of many stuck creatives and budding entrepreneurs.

‘Being your own boss’ evokes images of a confident successful badass, but fear is a natural emotion which even the most confident people will feel. In reality, we’re victims of compulsive comparisonitis, we don’t have external validation that we’re on the correct course and our work is hugely attached to our…

Jacqui Rudd

Craft Sector Specialist and Accredited Coach and Mentor for Makers. Founder of The Maker Edit and writer and editor for ARTSTHREAD linktr.ee/themakeredit

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