Jeanne Nangle Soul Coach

Poems About Toxic Positivity: How to Balance Head and Heart


In a world where “stay positive” is a mantra, it’s time to shine a light on the darker side of this advice.

It’s a startling wake-up call that delves deep into the phenomenon of toxic positivity – the pressure to maintain positive thinking, even in situations that warrant a range of emotions.

This poem is my voice in the conversation… drawing from personal insights and experiences in emotional wellness and the power of thought.

I invite you to reflect on your own experience with toxic positivity. Have you ever felt pressured to suppress your true feelings in favor of a forced smile?

This poem is for you.

So, let’s dive into this Seussian poem, where we learn that embracing our vulnerabilities can lead to a more authentic and fulfilling life….

While also using thoughts to support and love us!

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Poems about toxic positivity

An ode to Dr. Seuss, this poem about toxic positivity shows you how to feel what is true for you while keeping your thoughts supportive.

Toxic positivity is using positive thoughts to the point that you ignore how you feel.

That’s toxic.

That’s NOT being a soulful person who has depth and substance!

We must feel what is true. That’s the way we humans work. AND also, we need to watch the quality of our thinking.

I hope this poem about feeling your emotions while keeping your thoughts supportive and self-loving helps you avoid the trap of toxic positivity.

If you want to help someone you love by sending positive thoughts, here’s additional help to do so!!

poems about toxic positivity

Here we go!

There was a fine day.
A beautiful day.
So glad to be in it
and feeling this way.

Then right out of nowhere
I feel a bit blue.
It doesn’t belong here!
Which feeling is true?

I suddenly feel sadder, not gladder,
just madder.
I’m left feeling something
SOME say doesn’t matter.

Some say it won’t stay.

Some say it won’t stay,
just focus on the day.
They say I should make
my sad heart go away.

So I turn my attention
to a bold and bright story,
so I can move on
from the sad and the gory.

I like this idea.

I like this idea
and it works for a minute.
But then later on
my heart’s right back in it.

What is the answer?
I yell when I’m mad.
Which should I do
Be sad or think glad?

I hear in a whisper
a very loud voice.
It’s right in my head
so I don’t have a choice!

Be sad AND think glad!
Not just for a minute!
You need to feel sad,
while your heart is still in it!

But there’s a mistake!

But there’s a mistake
many sad folks might make.
They hold to their sadness,
And plant a deep stake.

This kind of sad thinking
will end in your ruin.
You’ll never escape
from the sadness you’re brewin.

What do you mean?
You said to be sad!
You said it’s OK!
You said I’d be glad.

Go there, yes go there!
But keep in your thoughts:
The best of ideas,
the highest of watts!

While you are sad,
and listening to your heart,
Think of what’s good,
That’s a really good start.

Your head needs to help.

Your heart must be felt,
there can be little doubt.
While your head needs to help,
your heart find its way out.

Be sad till you’re finished,
even though it’s not fun.
Your sadness won’t leave,
if you’re tempted to run.

Your heart is your heart,
it has all the clout!
Your heart doesn’t care
what your head is about.

So feel what is real
and trust in the day.
And keep your thoughts bright
till the clouds move away.

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