When bad news is good news

Failure is everywhere. It’s just that most of the time we’d rather avoid confronting that fact. When you’re anxious, instead of struggling to convince yourself that everything will turn out fine, experts believe it may be time to accept setbacks & negativity.

In fact, some writers believe it’s time to set aside self-help books that propagate unlimited optimism, accept bad news and question: what if it didn’t turn out fine? By asking what’s the worst that could happen, negative visualisation puts a limit on that limitless fear: things might get bad, but they’ll never be infinitely bad. Exciting new research suggests that trying to stamp out negativity is counter-productive and that it is good to accept negative emotions and deal with them, if possible, with the help of your personal coach.

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