When I first began reading all the literature on positive thinking, I used to feel really guilty when I didn't think positively. And I would feel like a failure if I actually verbalized a complaint.
Now, I'm more realistic and yes, I understand the dangers of unchecked whining which can lead to self pity but I also understand the freedom in keeping it real. The truth. And the truth is that sometimes it helps me to whine. To complain about how I feel depressed or how my OCD is causing me to ruminate too much or my anxiety is wearing me down with obsessive worry or what have you.
I think it is far more healthy for me to keep it real rather than to try to keep it positive all the time.
If anyone is reading this, what are your thoughts?