Our expert says:
Ir depends on what you mean by positive thinking. The person who, as their house burns down, says "Well, at least it makes a nice warm glow on this cold night !" and then " And I won't have to wash the dishes tomorrow" is an idiot. Realism is important --- and very negative thinking isn't realistic, either. It's worth thinking through the MOST LIKELY pitfalls and dangers, so as to avoid them IF they are avoidable.
Behaving positively can encourage your mood to catch up with your behaviour, while persistently miserable behaviour can drag you down. Best of all is to work with a counsellor, especially along CBT principles, to identify and test your cognitions and assumptions / automatic thoughts and revise them to be more fruitful.
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